A minor earthquake magnitude 3.82 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 18:06:34 / 6:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 18:06:34 / October 15, 2020 @ 6:06 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020289007. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c8kg, pr2020289007. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9838° West, latitude 17.94° North, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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