A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 19:40:12 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.9968° West, latitude 17.9228° North, depth = 8 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 23:40:12 / March 22, 2020 @ 11:40 pm. Event id: pr2020082021. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020082021.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Barceloneta, Salinas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days seventy-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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