A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:10:33 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020068011. Id of event: pr2020068011. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8765 West, latitude 17.816 North, depth = 6 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 04:10:33 / March 8, 2020 @ 4:10 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Arecibo, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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