A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020194000. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000am51, pr2020194000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0056 West, latitude 17.956 North, depth = 8 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:00:37 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 03:00:37 / July 12, 2020 @ 3:00 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 42 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), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Morovis. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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