A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -67.0156° West, 17.869° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us60007ez9. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007ez9. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:28:01 / 3:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 19:28:01 / January 24, 2020 @ 7:28 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Morovis, Coco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days eight hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 12 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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