A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 08:15:28 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 12:15:28 / February 16, 2020 @ 12:15 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0398 West, latitude 17.942 North, depth = 3 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020047017, us70007rav. Id of event: pr2020047017.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orocovis, Ciales, Coamo. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-nine, in the past 30 days five hundred and eighty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy 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.
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