A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Unique identifier: us60007acf. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007acf. Exact location, longitude -66.9823° West, latitude 17.9479° North, depth = 6.75 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:33:25 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 00:33:25 / January 19, 2020 @ 12:33 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.75 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 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).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days five hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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