A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 13:29:59 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/09/20 / 2020-09-29 13:29:59 / September 29, 2020 @ 1:29 pm. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -67.0695° West, 17.9475° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c2kg, pr2020273010. Id of event: pr2020273010.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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