A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020063019. Unique identifier: pr2020063019. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:18:04 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 10:18:04 / March 3, 2020 @ 10:18 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9291 West, latitude 17.9231 North, depth = 9 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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