A minor earthquake magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location, longitude -66.8535° West, latitude 17.8898° North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/20 / 2020-03-27 15:40:40 / March 27, 2020 @ 3:40 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020087018. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020087018. The temblor was picked up at 11:40:40 / 11:40 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra. Earthquake 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). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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