A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0553 West, latitude 17.94 North, depth = 11 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020284011. Unique identifier: pr2020284011. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/10/20 / 2020-10-10 17:20:02 / October 10, 2020 @ 5:20 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 17:20:02 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Salinas, Barceloneta. Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 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), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and one and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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