A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 16:51:32 / March 25, 2020 @ 4:51 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020085023. Unique identifier: pr2020085023. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:51:32 / 12:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.893° West, 17.8835° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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