A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.834° West, 17.894° North, depth 14 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 02:45:57 / March 17, 2020 @ 2:45 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:45:57 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020077003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020077003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14 km (9 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Naranjito, Guayama (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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