A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -66.7436° West, latitude 17.9043° North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:03:09 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 06:03:09 / March 7, 2020 @ 6:03 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020067009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020067009.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Dorado, Candelaria (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-one 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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