A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 3 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 10:43:27 / March 3, 2020 @ 10:43 am. The temblor was detected at 06:43:27 / 6:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9303° West, 17.9443° North, depth 9 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020063020. Event ids that are associated: pr2020063020. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Vega Baja, Corozal. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
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, five hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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