A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0193 West, latitude 17.9363 North, depth = 5 km. Global time and date of event 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 03:00:15 / March 25, 2020 @ 3:00 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 23:00:15 / 11:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020085007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020085007.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Morovis, Salinas. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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