A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 14:32:46 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -67.0075° West, 17.9938° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020037027. Unique identifier: pr2020037027. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/20 / 2020-02-06 18:32:46 / February 6, 2020 @ 6:32 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranquitas, Salinas, Morovis (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-two, in the past 30 days nine hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km ENE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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