A minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 16:34:25 / August 18, 2020 @ 4:34 pm. The 3.01-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:34:25 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.9926° West, latitude 17.9683° North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event id: pr2020231002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020231002.
Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Barranquitas, Morovis.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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