A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70008hv0. Event ids that are associated: us70008hv0. The temblor was detected at 11:23:05 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8838° West, 17.9029° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 15:23:05 / March 28, 2020 @ 3:23 pm.
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 San Antonio, Toa Alta, Ceiba. Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and seventy-three 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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