A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 20:38:07 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 00:38:07 / February 24, 2020 @ 12:38 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9843 West, latitude 17.9425 North, depth = 11 km. Unique identifier: pr2020055000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020055000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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