A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020080018. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020080018, us70008ctp. Global time and date of event 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 10:43:47 / March 20, 2020 @ 10:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.4301 West, latitude 17.6908 North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:43:47 / 5:43 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Marías, Guayanilla, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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