A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/07/20 / 2020-07-25 12:31:00 / July 25, 2020 @ 12:31 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020207005. Id of event: pr2020207005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:31:00 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.009 West, latitude 17.941 North, depth = 4 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Morovis, Barceloneta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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