A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 19:03:37 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/03/20 / 2020-03-10 23:03:37 / March 10, 2020 @ 11:03 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8788° West, latitude 17.8786° North, depth = 6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020070024. Id of event: pr2020070024. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Corozal, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventy-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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