A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.73 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 07:42:46 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 11:42:46 / March 7, 2020 @ 11:42 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020067019. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008bm0, pr2020067019. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8536 West, latitude 17.8588 North, depth = 9 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Arroyo, Ceiba. Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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