A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/20 / 2020-09-24 08:45:38 / September 24, 2020 @ 8:45 am UTC/GMT. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:45:38 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020268002. Unique identifier: pr2020268002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.1088 West, latitude 17.9401 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Isabel, Florida, Estancias de Florida.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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