A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/20 / 2020-03-02 21:52:01 / March 2, 2020 @ 9:52 pm. The temblor was reported at 17:52:01 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9298 West, latitude 17.9626 North, depth = 8 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000886q, pr2020062041. Unique identifier: pr2020062041.
Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). 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 Cayey, Naranjito, Ceiba.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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