A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.79 km (4 miles). Global time and date of event 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 18:46:56 / February 21, 2020 @ 6:46 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007ubn. Id of event: us70007ubn. The temblor was reported at 14:46:56 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.989° West, 17.9819° North, depth 6.79 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Naranjito, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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