A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 18:34:42 / February 1, 2020 @ 6:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -67.0258° West, 17.933° North. The temblor was detected at 14:34:42 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020032038. Event ids that are associated: pr2020032038.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Salinas, Orocovis (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days nine hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 5 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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