A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.024° West, 17.9281° North, depth 5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 10:13:24 / July 16, 2020 @ 10:13 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:13:24 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020198018. Event ids that are associated: pr2020198018.
Epicenter of the event was 44 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). 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 Salinas, Orocovis, Ciales.
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-three, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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