A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020290003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8pl, pr2020290003. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:51:02 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/10/20 / 2020-10-16 05:51:02 / October 16, 2020 @ 5:51 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.9173° West, latitude 17.9665° North, depth = 9 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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