A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 11:42:46 / March 7, 2020 @ 11:42 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8373° West, 17.857° North. Unique identifier: us60008bm0. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008bm0. The temblor was detected at 07:42:46 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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