A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -67.0655 West, latitude 17.928 North, depth = 11 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:39:36 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 04:39:36 / September 27, 2020 @ 4:39 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020271006. Event ids that are associated: us6000c1u7, pr2020271006.
Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 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), 26 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Orocovis, Ciales (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and twelve 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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