A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 19:18:42 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000aizi. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000aizi. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/07/20 / 2020-07-06 19:18:42 / July 6, 2020 @ 7:18 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.0063 West, latitude 17.9274 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Salinas, Orocovis (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and twenty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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