A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020089032. Event ids that are associated: pr2020089032. Global time and date of event 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 19:56:01 / March 29, 2020 @ 7:56 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 15:56:01 / 3:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9 West, latitude 17.8008 North, depth = 13 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Arecibo, Aibonito. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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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