A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0101° West, 17.9353° North, depth 5 km. Global time and date of event 19/07/20 / 2020-07-19 07:33:13 / July 19, 2020 @ 7:33 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:33:13 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020201013. Unique identifier: pr2020201013.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Barceloneta, Salinas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-six, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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