A minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 11:12:48 / March 29, 2020 @ 11:12 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008i9d, pr2020089020. Id of event: pr2020089020. The temblor was reported at 07:12:48 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8923 West, latitude 17.9213 North, depth = 5 km.
Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
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. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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