A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 23:16:56 / February 21, 2020 @ 11:16 pm. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:16:56 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9834° West, latitude 17.8971° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007uif. Id of event: us70007uif.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barranquitas, Coco.
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, three hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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