A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Event id: pr2020145012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020145012. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9886 West, latitude 17.9778 North, depth = 12 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 15:41:00 / May 24, 2020 @ 3:41 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:41:00 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 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 cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Barranquitas, Salinas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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