A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 3.19-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:21:40 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9975 West, latitude 17.9811 North, depth = 8 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/20 / 2020-03-10 00:21:40 / March 10, 2020 @ 12:21 am. Event id: pr2020070001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020070001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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