A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9903 West, latitude 17.9555 North, depth = 5 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020185053. Event ids that are associated: pr2020185053. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:47:59 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 17:47:59 / July 3, 2020 @ 5:47 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranquitas, Manatí, Morovis. Epicenter of the event 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), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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