A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global time and date of event 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 15:23:06 / March 28, 2020 @ 3:23 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 11:23:06 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020088024. Event ids that are associated: us70008hv0, pr2020088024. Exact location, longitude -66.8901° West, latitude 17.9106° North, depth = 11 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Vega Baja, Comerío. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 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 eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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