A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020282001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020282001. The temblor was picked up at 01:34:41 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.1523 West, latitude 19.0306 North, depth = 5 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 01:34:41 / October 8, 2020 @ 1:34 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Rincón, Arecibo. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days eight hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 59 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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