A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 16:19:24 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/06/20 / 2020-06-30 16:19:24 / June 30, 2020 @ 4:19 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9815 West, latitude 17.9448 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020182030. Event ids that are associated: pr2020182030.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 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). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 7 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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