A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -67.0388 West, latitude 17.9102 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 01:18:24 / January 20, 2020 @ 1:18 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007k8y. Unique identifier: us70007k8y. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:18:24 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salinas, Orocovis, Ciales (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four hundred and fifty-seven, in the last 10 days nine hundred and four, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty-six 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km S of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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