A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0018° West, 17.9966° North, depth 6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 10:20:52 / August 9, 2020 @ 10:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020222012. Event ids that are associated: pr2020222012. The temblor was reported at 10:20:52 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Salinas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km ENE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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