A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/20 / 2020-03-10 03:15:12 / March 10, 2020 @ 3:15 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8586 West, latitude 17.8313 North, depth = 12 km. The temblor was reported at 23:15:12 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020070006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020070006.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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