A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:57:20 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000ahqi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ahqi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 02:57:20 / July 4, 2020 @ 2:57 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.0004° West, 17.9786° North.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranquitas, Salinas, Morovis (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km E of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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