A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020039014. Unique identifier: pr2020039014. The temblor was reported at 04:05:48 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9945 West, latitude 17.9585 North, depth = 13 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 08:05:48 / February 8, 2020 @ 8:05 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-three, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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