A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.35 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 17:08:07 / February 9, 2020 @ 5:08 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007m4m, pr2020040033. Id of event: pr2020040033. Exact location, longitude -67.0076° West, latitude 17.9238° North, depth = 9 km. The temblor was detected at 13:08:07 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-eight, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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