A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 11:42:00 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020277003. Id of event: pr2020277003. Global time and date of event 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 11:42:00 / October 3, 2020 @ 11:42 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.9105° West, latitude 17.8333° North, depth = 4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 4 km (2 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Morovis. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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