Minor earthquake, 3.49 mag was detected near Guánica in Puerto Rico

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Earthquake location 17.9243S, -66.935WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020180005. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000adme, pr2020180005. The temblor was detected at 10:15:11 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.935° West, 17.9243° North, depth 11 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/06/20 / 2020-06-28 10:15:11 / June 28, 2020 @ 10:15 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Comerío (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 5 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.

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