A minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8548 West, latitude 17.8156 North, depth = 3 km. The temblor was reported at 03:11:22 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 07:11:22 / March 20, 2020 @ 7:11 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020080012. Event ids that are associated: pr2020080012. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Guayama, Comerío. The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (33 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), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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