A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:05:02 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8731 West, latitude 17.8405 North, depth = 12 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020080021. Id of event: pr2020080021. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 12:05:02 / March 20, 2020 @ 12:05 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Manatí, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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