A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020048018. Unique identifier: pr2020048018. Exact location, longitude -66.9881° West, latitude 17.9385° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:30:51 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 11:30:51 / February 17, 2020 @ 11:30 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Manatí, Morovis (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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