A minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 13:47:16 / March 3, 2020 @ 1:47 pm. Event id: pr2020063025. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020063025. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:47:16 / 9:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.9348° West, 17.9356° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Naranjito, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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