A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -67.0547° West, latitude 17.933° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 17:52:49 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70008ifc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008ifc. Global time and date of event 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 21:52:49 / March 29, 2020 @ 9:52 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciales, Coamo, Florida (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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