A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:40:16 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020080005. Unique identifier: pr2020080005. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8818° West, 17.8286° North, depth 12 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 04:40:16 / March 20, 2020 @ 4:40 am.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). 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 (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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