A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:00:48 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event id: pr2020185009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020185009. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0083 West, latitude 17.9526 North, depth = 5 km. Global time and date of event 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 14:00:48 / July 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Morovis (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 4 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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