A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8936 West, latitude 17.9126 North, depth = 5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 15:03:16 / March 29, 2020 @ 3:03 pm. The temblor was reported at 11:03:16 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020089028. Id of event: pr2020089028.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Corozal, Manatí. Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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