A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location, longitude -67.0296° West, latitude 17.9111° North, depth = 8 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020038017. Id of event: pr2020038017. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 16:06:44 / February 7, 2020 @ 4:06 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:06:44 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Barceloneta, Salinas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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