A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 14:37:24 / March 25, 2020 @ 2:37 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020085019. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020085019. The temblor was reported at 10:37:24 / 10:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.0843 West, latitude 17.9395 North, depth = 11 km.
Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Santa Isabel. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes 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: 5 km SW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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