A minor earthquake magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3.08-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:12:05 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 06:12:05 / July 5, 2020 @ 6:12 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020187030. Id of event: pr2020187030. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0191 West, latitude 17.9501 North, depth = 5 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Manatí, Salinas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and one and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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