A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 02:57:22 / September 8, 2020 @ 2:57 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.01 West, latitude 17.9763 North, depth = 6 km. The 3.02-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:57:22 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020252002. Unique identifier: pr2020252002.
The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 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 cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranquitas, Salinas, Morovis (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 3 km E of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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