A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020081006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020081006. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 04:42:35 / March 21, 2020 @ 4:42 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:42:35 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9336 West, latitude 17.8066 North, depth = 8 km.
The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Isabela, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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