A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 20:46:01 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8416 West, latitude 17.7965 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 00:46:01 / February 28, 2020 @ 12:46 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600085qa. Id of event: us600085qa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arroyo, Naranjito, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days four hundred and two and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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