A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 13:57:57 / October 18, 2020 @ 1:57 pm. The temblor was detected at 13:57:57 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9838° West, 17.9371° North, depth 9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020292004. Id of event: pr2020292004. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 7 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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