A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 20:31:38 / March 17, 2020 @ 8:31 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020077033. Id of event: pr2020077033. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.8591° West, 17.841° North. The temblor was detected at 16:31:38 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifty-seven 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 quakes in the world.
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