A minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 06:48:48 / March 17, 2020 @ 6:48 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8788 West, latitude 17.9015 North, depth = 15 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020077007. Unique identifier: pr2020077007. The temblor was reported at 02:48:48 / 2:48 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Corozal, Manatí.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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