A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:21:43 / 12:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 00:21:43 / July 29, 2020 @ 12:21 am. Id of earthquake: pr2020211007. Event ids that are associated: pr2020211007. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0795 West, latitude 17.9385 North, depth = 3 km.
Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Santa Isabel. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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