A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8858 West, latitude 17.827 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:57:13 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 04:57:13 / March 20, 2020 @ 4:57 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020080006. Unique identifier: pr2020080006.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela. Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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