A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:15:20 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020063035. Id of event: pr2020063035. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 20:15:20 / March 3, 2020 @ 8:15 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -67.0996° West, 17.9801° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Isabel, Florida, Estancias de Florida (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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