A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 22:57:41 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020185023. Event ids that are associated: us7000ahmb, pr2020185023. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.9806° West, 17.9558° North. Global time and date of event 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 22:57:41 / July 3, 2020 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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