A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 10/03/20 / 2020-03-10 16:21:34 / March 10, 2020 @ 4:21 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:21:34 / 12:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0371 West, latitude 17.9296 North, depth = 7 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Event id: pr2020070019. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020070019.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 46 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salinas, Barceloneta, Orocovis (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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