A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8655 West, latitude 17.7576 North, depth = 6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 02:43:21 / March 3, 2020 @ 2:43 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020063005. Id of event: pr2020063005. The temblor was reported at 22:43:21 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, Arecibo, Camuy.
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 seven, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 24 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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