A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:17:42 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.064° West, 17.9856° North, depth 7 km. Unique identifier: pr2020033019. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007mr3, pr2020033019. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 12:17:42 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:17 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Manatí, Orocovis (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days nine hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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