A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020064027. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020064027. The temblor was picked up at 08:49:50 / 8:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8915 West, latitude 17.8961 North, depth = 7 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 12:49:50 / March 4, 2020 @ 12:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Comerío, Corozal. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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, four hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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