A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020024034. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020024034. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9921 West, latitude 17.9198 North, depth = 4 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 21:31:57 / January 24, 2020 @ 9:31 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:31:57 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 41 km (26 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), 20 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Barceloneta, Salinas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-four, in the last 10 days four hundred, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days nine hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
How would you describe the shaking?
How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.