A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020141014. Id of event: pr2020141014. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 23:42:20 / May 20, 2020 @ 11:42 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.985 West, latitude 17.959 North, depth = 8 km. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:42:20 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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