A minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 05:54:21 / March 9, 2020 @ 5:54 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020069006. Unique identifier: pr2020069006. The 3.07-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:54:21 / 1:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8553° West, latitude 17.8693° North, depth = 13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 12 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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