A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:36:36 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.0773 West, latitude 17.9328 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 04:36:36 / September 27, 2020 @ 4:36 am. Id of earthquake: pr2020271005. Event ids that are associated: us6000c1u5, pr2020271005.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orocovis, Ciales, Coamo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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