A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:29:05 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/20 / 2020-02-10 08:29:05 / February 10, 2020 @ 8:29 am. Unique identifier: pr2020041009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020041009. Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.9916° West, 17.939° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles).
Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-nine, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and ninety-six 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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