A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9825° West, 17.9685° North, depth 13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020026020. Unique identifier: pr2020026020. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 10:31:17 / January 26, 2020 @ 10:31 am. The temblor was reported at 06:31:17 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-two, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days nine hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km E of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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