A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 03:16:24 / August 20, 2020 @ 3:16 am. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -67.005° West, 17.9505° North. The temblor was picked up at 03:16:24 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020233005. Id of event: pr2020233005. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranquitas, Manatí, Morovis.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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