A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 12:46:54 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/20 / 2020-03-01 16:46:54 / March 1, 2020 @ 4:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8854 West, latitude 17.9389 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us600087fv. Ids that are associated to the event: us600087fv. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Vega Alta, Cayey. The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days three hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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