A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 01:38:30 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.0185° West, 17.9191° North, depth 6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020050006. Id of event: pr2020050006. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 05:38:30 / February 19, 2020 @ 5:38 am.
The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salinas, Orocovis, Ciales (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days four hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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