A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 12:15:28 / February 16, 2020 @ 12:15 pm. The temblor was reported at 08:15:28 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007rav. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007rav. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.0481° West, latitude 17.9459° North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orocovis, Ciales, Coamo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 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).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days five hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km S of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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