A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was detected at 00:22:57 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020328000. Unique identifier: pr2020328000. Exact location, longitude -65.6508° West, latitude 17.8998° North, depth = 2 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/11/20 / 2020-11-23 00:22:57 / November 23, 2020 @ 12:22 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Candelaria, Sabana Seca, Santa Isabel. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km SE of El Negro, Puerto Rico.
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