A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020215003. Unique identifier: pr2020215003. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0625 West, latitude 17.9788 North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:58:01 / 12:58 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 00:58:01 / August 2, 2020 @ 12:58 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Orocovis, Coamo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days seventy-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km WNW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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