A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 20:05:41 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/20 / 2020-04-03 00:05:41 / April 3, 2020 @ 12:05 am. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -67.0008° West, 17.9908° North. Event id: pr2020094000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020094000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Salinas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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 ENE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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