A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.055° West, latitude 17.9336° North, depth = 12 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020294003. Event ids that are associated: pr2020294003. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 10:04:54 / October 20, 2020 @ 10:04 am. The temblor was detected at 10:04:54 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salinas, Barceloneta, Orocovis (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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 three, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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