A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -67.0643 West, latitude 17.9336 North, depth = 11 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020271004. Event ids that are associated: us6000c1ts, pr2020271004. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 04:26:41 / September 27, 2020 @ 4:26 am. The 3.37-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:26:41 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Manatí, Salinas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 4 km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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