A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 10:09:19 / March 3, 2020 @ 10:09 am. Unique identifier: pr2020063018. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020063018. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:09:19 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9231 West, latitude 17.9311 North, depth = 9 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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