A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.0061 West, latitude 17.9488 North, depth = 9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020070002. Id of event: pr2020070002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/03/20 / 2020-03-10 01:20:24 / March 10, 2020 @ 1:20 am. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:20:24 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). 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, Salinas.
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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