A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 16:29:08 / March 5, 2020 @ 4:29 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9645 West, latitude 17.9201 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: pr2020065023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020065023. The 3.23-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:29:08 / 12:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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