A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020067037. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020067037. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:44:45 / 7:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8785° West, latitude 17.8403° North, depth = 3 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 23:44:45 / March 7, 2020 @ 11:44 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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