A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: pr2020084019. Event ids that are associated: pr2020084019. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:43:02 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 17:43:02 / March 24, 2020 @ 5:43 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9833° West, 17.9771° North, depth 6 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Comerío, Vega Alta.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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