A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 23:18:49 / March 25, 2020 @ 11:18 pm. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -66.8763° West, 17.866° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020085034. Id of event: pr2020085034. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:18:49 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fourty-four 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 12 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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