A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was detected at 16:19:13 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020069018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020069018. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8596 West, latitude 17.885 North, depth = 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 20:19:13 / March 9, 2020 @ 8:19 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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