A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 13:32:27 / March 8, 2020 @ 1:32 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9538° West, latitude 17.8945° North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was detected at 09:32:27 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020068032. Unique identifier: pr2020068032.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Barranquitas.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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