A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:31:26 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ai32, pr2020186013. Unique identifier: pr2020186013. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9841° West, 17.9555° North, depth 7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 22:31:26 / July 4, 2020 @ 10:31 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito. The epicenter was 40 km (25 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), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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