A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.4381° West, 17.9071° North, depth 11 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:24:00 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/09/20 / 2020-09-25 03:24:00 / September 25, 2020 @ 3:24 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0zs, pr2020269002. Id of event: pr2020269002. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguas Buenas, Cayey, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km S of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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