A minor earthquake magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9438° West, 17.9621° North, depth 9 km. Unique identifier: pr2020079013. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020079013. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 13:03:51 / March 19, 2020 @ 1:03 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The 3.38-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:03:51 / 9:03 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Comerío, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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