A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.9945° West, latitude 17.9203° North, depth = 13 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/20 / 2020-03-11 02:22:08 / March 11, 2020 @ 2:22 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020071000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020071000. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:22:08 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Barceloneta, Salinas. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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