A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: us70007kf2. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007kf2. Exact location of earthquake, -67.042° West, 17.6842° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 21:07:58 / January 16, 2020 @ 9:07 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:07:58 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villalba, Rincón, Jayuya.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five hundred and fifty-eight, in the last 10 days one thousand and thirty-seven, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km S of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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