A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -66.892° West, latitude 17.9364° North, depth = 10 km. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:12:48 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70008i9d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008i9d. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 11:12:48 / March 29, 2020 @ 11:12 am.
The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Vega Alta, Cayey (min 5000 pop). 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-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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