A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 11:14:45 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0805 West, latitude 17.9256 North, depth = 12 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c1ky, pr2020270011. Unique identifier: pr2020270011. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 11:14:45 / September 26, 2020 @ 11:14 am.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Orocovis, Ciales, Coamo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 6 km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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