A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 02:57:23 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 06:57:23 / March 3, 2020 @ 6:57 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8515° West, 17.7388° North, depth 7 km. Event id: pr2020063011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020063011.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby 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 Morovis, Aguada, Rincón.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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