A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020091016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020091016. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/20 / 2020-03-31 13:18:59 / March 31, 2020 @ 1:18 pm. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:18:59 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.9448° West, 17.9426° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Coco (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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