A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 14:22:08 / March 18, 2020 @ 2:22 pm. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:22:08 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.873° West, latitude 17.9201° North, depth = 13 km. Event id: pr2020078021. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020078021. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Cayey, Vega Baja. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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