Minor earthquake: M3.22 quake has struck near Fuig in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.9676S, -66.9758WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 15:46:08 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 15:46:08 / June 23, 2020 @ 3:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9758 West, latitude 17.9676 North, depth = 6 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020175026. Unique identifier: pr2020175026.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km WSW of Fuig, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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