Minor earthquake: M2.96 quake has struck near La Parguera in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.96S, -66.9915WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:16:17 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 04:16:17 / July 4, 2020 @ 4:16 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9915° West, 17.96° North, depth 4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020186030. Id of event: pr2020186030.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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