A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020089012. Event ids that are associated: pr2020089012. Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -66.8963° West, 17.9145° North. The temblor was reported at 03:36:16 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 07:36:16 / March 29, 2020 @ 7:36 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Vega Baja, Comerío. Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 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). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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