A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -66.8875° West, latitude 17.9288° North, depth = 15 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 15:21:31 / March 17, 2020 @ 3:21 pm. The temblor was reported at 11:21:31 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020077021. Id of event: pr2020077021.
The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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