A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.986 West, latitude 17.9121 North, depth = 10 km. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:41:45 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020055008. Id of event: pr2020055008. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 04:41:45 / February 24, 2020 @ 4:41 am.
Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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