A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 08:32:22 / March 23, 2020 @ 8:32 am. Unique identifier: pr2020083008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020083008. The temblor was reported at 04:32:22 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8998° West, 17.9001° North, depth 14 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Manatí, Barceloneta.
Every 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 five, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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