A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 14:22:39 / July 8, 2020 @ 2:22 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:22:39 / 2:22 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020190028. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020190028. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.9903° West, 17.971° North.
Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 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). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Salinas, Morovis.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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