A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Id of earthquake: pr2020277006. Event ids that are associated: pr2020277006. The temblor was detected at 20:29:00 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 20:29:00 / October 3, 2020 @ 8:29 pm. Exact location, longitude -67.1081° West, latitude 17.955° North, depth = 9 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Santa Isabel, Florida.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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