A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.005° West, 17.9418° North, depth 5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 19:59:13 / February 29, 2020 @ 7:59 pm. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:59:13 / 3:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020060043. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020060043. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Morovis, Barceloneta. The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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