A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020070011. Id of event: pr2020070011. The temblor was detected at 01:59:09 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.883 West, latitude 17.8263 North, depth = 12 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/20 / 2020-03-10 05:59:09 / March 10, 2020 @ 5:59 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 16 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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