A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:39:33 / 8:39 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020078000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020078000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 00:39:33 / March 18, 2020 @ 12:39 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8815 West, latitude 17.8311 North, depth = 13 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Morovis, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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