A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:25:25 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020077004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020077004. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.9011° West, 17.9106° North. Global time and date of event 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 05:25:25 / March 17, 2020 @ 5:25 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Aibonito, Barceloneta. Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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