A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 02:11:06 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 06:11:06 / January 14, 2020 @ 6:11 am. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0116° West, 17.9411° North, depth 6 km. Unique identifier: pr2020014002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020014002.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Morovis, Salinas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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