A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/20 / 2020-03-31 03:37:59 / March 31, 2020 @ 3:37 am. The temblor was detected at 23:37:59 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.8851° West, 17.9156° North. Event id: pr2020091003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020091003, us70008j16.
Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 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). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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