A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 07:18:00 / January 17, 2020 @ 7:18 am. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:18:00 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 4 km, -66.985° West, 17.92° North. Event id: pr2020017044. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020017044.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranquitas, Coco, Manatí. Close 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), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-one, in the last 10 days five hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days six hundred and ninety-two and in the last 365 days seven hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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