A minor earthquake magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -67.002° West, 17.9435° North. Id of earthquake: pr2020190016. Event ids that are associated: us7000ajwp, pr2020190016. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 06:55:46 / July 8, 2020 @ 6:55 am. The 3.37-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:55:46 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days two hundred and six, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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