A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -66.8785° West, latitude 17.9418° North, depth = 15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Event id: pr2020081013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020081013. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 11:17:53 / March 21, 2020 @ 11:17 am UTC/GMT. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:17:53 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey. The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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