A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Unique identifier: pr2020064034. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020064034. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:38:17 / 1:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 17:38:17 / March 4, 2020 @ 5:38 pm. Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -66.9583° West, 17.946° North.
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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