A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Unique identifier: pr2020088001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020088001, us70008hmx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:36:37 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 01:36:37 / March 28, 2020 @ 1:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9235 West, latitude 17.9175 North, depth = 13 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta. Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 5 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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