A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020062000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020062000. The temblor was reported at 20:01:12 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/20 / 2020-03-02 00:01:12 / March 2, 2020 @ 12:01 am. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -66.8868° West, 17.9093° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Cayey, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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