A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 03:14:08 / March 8, 2020 @ 3:14 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8461° West, latitude 17.8148° North, depth = 6 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020068007. Event ids that are associated: pr2020068007. The 3.04-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:14:08 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Barceloneta, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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