A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020076019. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020076019. The temblor was picked up at 11:46:26 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 15:46:26 / March 16, 2020 @ 3:46 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8715° West, latitude 17.854° North, depth = 4 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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