Minor earthquake: M3.02 quake has struck near Fuig in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.9573S, -66.9765WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 09:17:18 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/06/20 / 2020-06-29 09:17:18 / June 29, 2020 @ 9:17 am. Event id: pr2020181013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ae7d, pr2020181013. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9765° West, 17.9573° North, depth 7 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km WSW of Fuig, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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