A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.68 km (5 miles). Event id: us7000ahmb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ahmb. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:57:40 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9835 West, latitude 17.8846 North, depth = 8.68 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 22:57:40 / July 3, 2020 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Orocovis, Salinas.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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