A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.984° West, 17.943° North, depth 6 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/07/20 / 2020-07-27 22:24:14 / July 27, 2020 @ 10:24 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020209017. Unique identifier: pr2020209017. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:24:14 / 10:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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