A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 3.32-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:40:40 / 11:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8535 West, latitude 17.8898 North, depth = 12 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020087039. Event ids that are associated: pr2020087039. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/03/20 / 2020-03-27 15:40:40 / March 27, 2020 @ 3:40 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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