A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0186 West, latitude 17.9128 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000ahl6. Event ids that are associated: us7000ahl6. The temblor was detected at 21:40:28 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 21:40:28 / July 3, 2020 @ 9:40 pm.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salinas, Orocovis, Ciales (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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