A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 16:05:01 / January 15, 2020 @ 4:05 pm. The temblor was reported at 12:05:01 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.9936° West, 17.9588° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020015010. Unique identifier: pr2020015010.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranquitas, Manatí, Morovis.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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