A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 22:03:42 / July 3, 2020 @ 10:03 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.94 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ahln. Id of event: us7000ahln. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:03:42 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10.94 km, -67.0101° West, 17.9334° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Barceloneta, Salinas. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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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