A minor earthquake magnitude 3.47 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0243° West, 17.9348° North, depth 5 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 07:34:10 / February 17, 2020 @ 7:34 am. Id of earthquake: pr2020048010. Event ids that are associated: pr2020048010. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:34:10 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days five hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 5 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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