A minor earthquake magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 12:16:20 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020077020. Id of event: pr2020077020. Exact location, longitude -66.8798° West, latitude 17.8183° North, depth = 29 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 16:16:20 / March 17, 2020 @ 4:16 pm.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Guayama, Cayey (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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