A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:09:36 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 10:09:36 / March 4, 2020 @ 10:09 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.8363° West, 18.0203° North. Unique identifier: pr2020064018. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020064018.
Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria, Campanilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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