A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 23:16:26 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 03:16:26 / March 28, 2020 @ 3:16 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9633 West, latitude 17.9345 North, depth = 11 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020088005. Id of event: pr2020088005.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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