A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 23:16:56 / February 21, 2020 @ 11:16 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9841° West, 17.9375° North, depth 5 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020052046. Event ids that are associated: us70007uif, pr2020052046. The temblor was picked up at 19:16:56 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Coco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 10 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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