A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:34:52 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020074004. Id of event: pr2020074004. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9443° West, 17.9091° North, depth 8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 01:34:52 / March 14, 2020 @ 1:34 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.
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