A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Id of earthquake: pr2020144020. Event ids that are associated: pr2020144020. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 18:39:27 / May 23, 2020 @ 6:39 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9908° West, 17.9545° North, depth 11 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:39:27 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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