A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8856 West, latitude 17.8631 North, depth = 11 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:23:50 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/03/20 / 2020-03-10 05:23:50 / March 10, 2020 @ 5:23 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020070008. Unique identifier: pr2020070008.
The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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