A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:45:46 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020081009. Id of event: pr2020081009. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 07:45:46 / March 21, 2020 @ 7:45 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.889 West, latitude 17.959 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 Ceiba, Cayey, Naranjito. Epicenter of the event was 30 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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