A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0006 West, latitude 17.9418 North, depth = 4 km. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:40:29 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 21:40:29 / July 3, 2020 @ 9:40 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ahl6, pr2020185019. Unique identifier: pr2020185019.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Morovis, Barceloneta. Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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