A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020038019. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020038019. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:18:23 / 12:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 16:18:23 / February 7, 2020 @ 4:18 pm. Exact location, longitude -67.0251° West, latitude 17.9236° North, depth = 8 km.
Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 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 Manatí, Morovis, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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: 6 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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