A minor earthquake magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0763° West, 17.9273° North, depth 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 10:55:02 / September 26, 2020 @ 10:55 am. The temblor was reported at 10:55:02 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020270010. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c1kr, pr2020270010.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Orocovis, Ciales (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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 SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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