A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 09:01:00 / February 22, 2020 @ 9:01 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.028° West, 17.922° North, depth 7 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:01:00 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020053023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020053023.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 6 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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