A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8476 West, latitude 17.8418 North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 04:12:07 / March 22, 2020 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020082004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020082004. The temblor was reported at 00:12:07 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Manatí, Barceloneta. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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