A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 18:33:59 / January 14, 2020 @ 6:33 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020014015. Id of event: pr2020014015. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0268 West, latitude 17.992 North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The 3.21-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:33:59 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Salinas, Morovis (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days four hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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