A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.02-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:32:45 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020063004. Event ids that are associated: pr2020063004. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 02:32:45 / March 3, 2020 @ 2:32 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.934 West, latitude 17.922 North, depth = 10 km.
Close 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 Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas. The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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