A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.005° West, 17.9135° North, depth 6 km. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:46:56 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020052035. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007ubn, pr2020052035. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 18:46:56 / February 21, 2020 @ 6:46 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Barranquitas. Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 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), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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