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Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - 24 Km S of La Parguera, Puerto Rico on Thursday, 15 October 2020

Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake  - 24 Km S of La Parguera, Puerto Rico on Thursday, 15 October 2020
15 Oct 18:25 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
15 Oct 18:36: Epicenter location corrected by 21 km (13.1 mi) towards NNE.
Date & time: Thursday, 15 October 2020 18:06 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 15 Oct 2:06 pm (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.94°N / 66.9838°W (Puerto Rico)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SE of La Parguera (pop: 1,100)
9 km (5 mi) SW of Guánica (pop: 9,200)
9 km (6 mi) SW of Fuig (pop: 1,200)
101 km (63 mi) SW of Bayamón (pop: 203,500)
110 km (68 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 418,100)
119 km (74 mi) SW of Carolina (pop: 170,400)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
15 Oct 2:06 pm (GMT -4) (15 Oct 18:06:34 UTC)M 3.8 / 10 km24 Km S of La Parguera, Puerto RicoUSGS
Thu, 15 Oct 18:06 UTCM 3.8 / 10 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC

User reports for this quake (28)

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Mayaguez (33.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Happenee at the same time as thunder and a car driving by but my rolling chair moving a little was the biggest indicator of it being a quake (reported through our app)
Manati PR (74.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I heard a cracking of the door and felt a little dizzy. (reported through our app)
Cayey, PR , US (92 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
50.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
57.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt
lares / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tierras Nuevas Poniente (Puerto Rico, 97 km NE of epicenter) : Felt the tremors, nothing out of place. (reported through EMSC)
Hato Arriba (Puerto Rico, 66 km NW of epicenter) : El sillón en donde estoy sentada, se hamaqueó.Y creo que fueron dos veces. (reported through EMSC)
Hato Arriba (Puerto Rico, 66 km NW of epicenter) : Sentido en San sebastian (reported through EMSC)
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 51 km NE of epicenter) : Largo (reported through EMSC)
Hormigueros (Puerto Rico, 43 km NW of epicenter) : Bo Guanjibo, Mayaguez (reported through EMSC)
(United States of America, 37 km N of epicenter) : Fuerte pero un lapso corto (reported through EMSC)
Yauco (Puerto Rico, 36 km NE of epicenter) : Sentidauna fuerte remezón (reported through EMSC)
Boquerón (Puerto Rico, 33 km NW of epicenter) : En Boquerón.. meneito.. (reported through EMSC)
Palomas (Puerto Rico, 33 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintio doble movimiento. (reported through EMSC)
San Juan (Puerto Rico, 125 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte en San Sebastián PR (reported through EMSC)
Tierras Nuevas Poniente (Puerto Rico, 97 km NE of epicenter) : Tremors, not that strong. (reported through EMSC)
Moca (Puerto Rico, 71 km NW of epicenter) : Felt it in Moca (reported through EMSC)
Adjuntas (Puerto Rico, 55 km NE of epicenter) : En lares se sintió. Mi casa se movió un poco. Duro par de segundos. (reported through EMSC)
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 51 km NE of epicenter) : Sentido fuerte Ponce (reported through EMSC)
Hormigueros (Puerto Rico, 43 km NW of epicenter) : Felt in Rosario, PR. (reported through EMSC)
Cabo Rojo (Puerto Rico, 38 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte! (reported through EMSC)
San Germán (Puerto Rico, 36 km NW of epicenter) : Ruido fuerte bajo la superficie (reported through EMSC)
(United States of America, 36 km NW of epicenter) : Vibracion fuerte duro varios segundos. (reported through EMSC)
(United States of America, 36 km NW of epicenter) : Vibracion fuerte y duro PAL de segundos (reported through EMSC)
Palomas (Puerto Rico, 33 km NE of epicenter) : Fue duro y como que me levanto no fue de lado a lado (reported through EMSC)
Guánica (Puerto Rico, 27 km NE of epicenter) : Guanica (reported through EMSC)
La Parguera (Puerto Rico, 24 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte varios objetos se cayeron (reported through EMSC)

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Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - 24 Km S of La Parguera, Puerto Rico on Thursday, 15 October 2020

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