A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8675° West, 17.8593° North, depth 12 km. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:03:34 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 00:03:34 / March 26, 2020 @ 12:03 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020086000. Event ids that are associated: pr2020086000, us70008g5b.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (12 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 fourteen, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fourty-five 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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