A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8766° West, 17.8545° North, depth 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 17:44:35 / March 7, 2020 @ 5:44 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:44:35 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us60008bpq, pr2020067024. Unique identifier: pr2020067024.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Cidra, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days three hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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