A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us60008bty. Event ids that are associated: us60008bty. Global time and date of event 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 23:24:24 / March 7, 2020 @ 11:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.8795° West, latitude 17.8023° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 19:24:24 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 36 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Corozal, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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