A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 20:08:03 / March 16, 2020 @ 8:08 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 16:08:03 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020076023. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020076023. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9538 West, latitude 17.9423 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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