A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020232001. Event ids that are associated: pr2020232001. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0111 West, latitude 17.9775 North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:28:17 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 03:28:17 / August 19, 2020 @ 3:28 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Salinas, Morovis.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twenty-three 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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