A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.1011° West, 17.9338° North, depth 11 km. Event id: pr2020183022. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020183022. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 22:14:20 / July 1, 2020 @ 10:14 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:14:20 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Santa Isabel.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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