A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9686 West, latitude 17.9545 North, depth = 12 km. Event id: pr2020083021. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020083021. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 20:53:13 / March 23, 2020 @ 8:53 pm. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:53:13 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 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 eighty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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