A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020067008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020067008. The temblor was reported at 01:55:11 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9135° West, 17.866° North, depth 9 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 05:55:11 / March 7, 2020 @ 5:55 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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