A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The 2.83-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:16:17 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020053003. Id of event: pr2020053003. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 01:16:17 / February 22, 2020 @ 1:16 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9886° West, 17.9061° North, depth 7 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Barceloneta, Salinas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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