A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 04:35:09 / March 20, 2020 @ 4:35 am. Unique identifier: us70008cp2. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008cp2. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8777° West, 17.8086° North, depth 10 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:35:09 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Morovis, Arecibo.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 18 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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