A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:24:31 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.0288° West, 17.9175° North, depth 5 km. Unique identifier: pr2020080003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020080003. Global time and date of event 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 03:24:31 / March 20, 2020 @ 3:24 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Salinas, Orocovis. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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