A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 08:02:43 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -67.0688° West, 17.9321° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/20 / 2020-09-30 08:02:43 / September 30, 2020 @ 8:02 am. Event id: pr2020274006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020274006.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Orocovis, Ciales (min 5000 pop). Event 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).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and twenty-five 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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