A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020078014. Unique identifier: pr2020078014. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8756 West, latitude 17.849 North, depth = 13 km. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:19:53 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 07:19:53 / March 18, 2020 @ 7:19 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela. Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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