A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8908 West, latitude 17.8431 North, depth = 11 km. Global time and date of event 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 03:59:41 / March 9, 2020 @ 3:59 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 3.18-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:59:41 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020069004. Unique identifier: pr2020069004.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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