A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 3.09-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:10:18 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020080009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020080009. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global time and date of event 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 06:10:18 / March 20, 2020 @ 6:10 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.856° West, latitude 17.8335° North, depth = 5 km.
Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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