A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kbx. Id of event: us70007kbx. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9875° West, 17.9838° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:20:18 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 12:20:18 / February 1, 2020 @ 12:20 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Salinas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ten, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days one thousand and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km E of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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