A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 01:03:54 / February 19, 2020 @ 1:03 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -67.0171° West, 17.9303° North. Id of earthquake: pr2020050001. Event ids that are associated: pr2020050001, us70007stp. The 3.38-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:03:54 / 9:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 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), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days five hundred and six and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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