A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 18:06:31 / October 15, 2020 @ 6:06 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:06:31 / 6:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.0304° West, latitude 17.7562° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c8kg. Unique identifier: us6000c8kg.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Coco, Orocovis. Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 24 km S of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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