A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 08:56:29 / July 5, 2020 @ 8:56 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9806 West, latitude 17.9631 North, depth = 6 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:56:29 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020187041. Unique identifier: pr2020187041.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and four, in the past 30 days three hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km E of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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