A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020080030. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008d81, pr2020080030. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9078 West, latitude 17.9205 North, depth = 12 km. The 3.19-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:57:01 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 21:57:01 / March 20, 2020 @ 9:57 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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, six hundred and thirteen 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.
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