A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The 3.11-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:49:19 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020271013. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c1wl, pr2020271013. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0626° West, 17.9273° North, depth 11 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 10:49:19 / September 27, 2020 @ 10:49 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Orocovis, Ciales. Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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