A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -66.936° West, 17.9403° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020280004. Id of event: pr2020280004. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 08:21:41 / October 6, 2020 @ 8:21 am. The temblor was detected at 08:21:41 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Coco (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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