Minor earthquake, 3.11 mag strikes near La Parguera in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.9386S, -66.9843WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 14:03:33 / October 18, 2020 @ 2:03 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:03:33 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -66.9843° West, 17.9386° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020292005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020292005.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 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, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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