A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020046011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020046011. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.996° West, latitude 17.956° North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was reported at 03:25:23 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 07:25:23 / February 15, 2020 @ 7:25 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 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 Manatí, Morovis, Salinas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-three, in the past 30 days six hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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