A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 03:35:09 / March 4, 2020 @ 3:35 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:35:09 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000895k. Id of event: us6000895k. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0257° West, 17.9358° North, depth 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salinas, Barceloneta, Orocovis.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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