A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.9917° West, 17.8984° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us70007myj. Event ids that are associated: us70007myj. The temblor was picked up at 23:06:27 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/02/20 / 2020-02-11 03:06:27 / February 11, 2020 @ 3:06 am.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salinas, Ciales, Orocovis (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and seventy-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 10 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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