A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0865 West, latitude 17.9291 North, depth = 11 km. Event id: pr2020255001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000blkk, pr2020255001. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/20 / 2020-09-11 03:23:29 / September 11, 2020 @ 3:23 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 03:23:29 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciales, Coamo, Florida.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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