A minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8703 West, latitude 17.8183 North, depth = 8 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 03:02:40 / March 16, 2020 @ 3:02 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020076000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020076000. The temblor was reported at 23:02:40 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 six, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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