A minor earthquake magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0628° West, 17.9891° North, depth 7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007mil, pr2020033007. Id of event: pr2020033007. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:18:56 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 03:18:56 / February 2, 2020 @ 3:18 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranquitas, Salinas, Morovis. Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days nine hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km NW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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