A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 05:26:40 / March 22, 2020 @ 5:26 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Event id: pr2020082006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020082006. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8536 West, latitude 17.8626 North, depth = 14 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:26:40 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Cayey, Corozal (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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