A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Event id: pr2020072006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020072006. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:42:38 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -67.0366° West, 17.983° North. Global time and date of event 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 04:42:38 / March 12, 2020 @ 4:42 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salinas, Morovis, Manatí.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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