A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:35:02 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020075006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020075006, us60008fwj. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 03:35:02 / March 15, 2020 @ 3:35 am. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.718° West, 17.8843° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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