A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. Unique identifier: pr2020017047. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020017047, us700071k3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 09:18:11 / January 17, 2020 @ 9:18 am. The 3.24-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:18:11 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.0025 West, latitude 17.9443 North, depth = 5 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-three, in the last 10 days five hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days six hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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