A minor earthquake magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 10:46:18 / March 24, 2020 @ 10:46 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020084012. Unique identifier: pr2020084012. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9603° West, 17.953° North, depth 9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:46:18 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 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 (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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