A minor earthquake magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -66.8976° West, latitude 17.8803° North, depth = 9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 19:23:37 / March 17, 2020 @ 7:23 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020077028. Id of event: pr2020077028. The temblor was picked up at 15:23:37 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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