A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global time and date of event 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 20:14:17 / September 26, 2020 @ 8:14 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020270022. Id of event: pr2020270022. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9568° West, 17.9405° North, depth 7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:14:17 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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