A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -67.0666 West, latitude 17.902 North, depth = 6 km. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:30:58 / 12:30 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 04:30:58 / February 21, 2020 @ 4:30 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020052006. Id of event: pr2020052006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Orocovis, Ciales, Coamo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 8 km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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