A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 21:14:17 / March 8, 2020 @ 9:14 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8383° West, latitude 17.8866° North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Event id: pr2020068048. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020068048. The temblor was reported at 17:14:17 / 5:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Cidra, Vega Baja. Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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