A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 04:10:42 / March 5, 2020 @ 4:10 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8836 West, latitude 17.9366 North, depth = 14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020065003. Event ids that are associated: pr2020065003. The 3.07-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:10:42 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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