A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 03:13:38 / March 17, 2020 @ 3:13 am. The temblor was detected at 23:13:38 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020077002, us60008gxl. Unique identifier: pr2020077002. Exact location of event, longitude -67.0298 West, latitude 17.9256 North, depth = 7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orocovis, Ciales, Coamo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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