A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.0126° West, latitude 17.931° North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/07/20 / 2020-07-26 00:12:31 / July 26, 2020 @ 12:12 am. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:12:31 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b46i, pr2020208001. Id of event: pr2020208001.
Close 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), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Morovis, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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