A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 3.32-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:18:47 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 23:18:47 / October 6, 2020 @ 11:18 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8913° West, 17.9261° North, depth 7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c68j, pr2020280015. Unique identifier: pr2020280015. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 5 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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