A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 09:30:14 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 09:30:14 / July 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0008° West, 17.9558° North, depth 8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020194003. Event ids that are associated: us7000am8w, pr2020194003.
Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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