Minor earthquake 3.13 mag, 4 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.9448S, -66.9355WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 21:17:53 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020176026. Id of event: pr2020176026. Global time and date of event 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 21:17:53 / June 24, 2020 @ 9:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9355 West, latitude 17.9448 North, depth = 10 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 4 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.

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