A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:21:48 / 4:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.9881° West, 17.9165° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020079007. Id of event: pr2020079007. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 08:21:48 / March 19, 2020 @ 8:21 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco. The epicenter was 41 km (25 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). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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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