A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 23:06:54 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 03:06:54 / March 30, 2020 @ 3:06 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.91° West, 17.8175° North, depth 6 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020090001. Id of event: pr2020090001.
Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Isabela, Aibonito. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 17 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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