A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8725° West, 17.7385° North, depth 4 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 21:30:31 / March 20, 2020 @ 9:30 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:30:31 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020080035. Unique identifier: pr2020080035.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quebradillas, Morovis, Ciales (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 26 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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