A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020123005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020123005. The temblor was picked up at 23:27:38 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9916 West, latitude 17.9821 North, depth = 11 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 03:27:38 / May 2, 2020 @ 3:27 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Salinas, Morovis. 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. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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