A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 19:24:25 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 23:24:25 / March 7, 2020 @ 11:24 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8878° West, latitude 17.8646° North, depth = 13 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020067036. Event ids that are associated: us60008bty, pr2020067036.
The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Vega Baja, Guayama. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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