A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: us70008e6l. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008e6l. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8967° West, 17.9474° North, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 20:16:49 / March 22, 2020 @ 8:16 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:16:49 / 4:16 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventy-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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