A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:27:01 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020284017. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c7ee, pr2020284017. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/10/20 / 2020-10-10 22:27:01 / October 10, 2020 @ 10:27 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -67.0591° West, 17.953° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Manatí, Barceloneta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 2 km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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