A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 02:19:06 / March 17, 2020 @ 2:19 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 22:19:06 / 10:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8771 West, latitude 17.8545 North, depth = 13 km. Unique identifier: pr2020077001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020077001. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Event epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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