A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 02:14:59 / March 29, 2020 @ 2:14 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.999° West, 17.9546° North, depth 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 22:14:59 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020089005. Id of event: pr2020089005.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Morovis, Salinas. Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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