A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 16:18:54 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020137004. Id of event: pr2020137004. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 20:18:54 / May 16, 2020 @ 8:18 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.012 West, latitude 17.947 North, depth = 8 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and five and in the last 365 days two thousand and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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