A minor earthquake magnitude 3.99 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:11:51 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6208 West, latitude 17.9225 North, depth = 5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 02:11:51 / January 10, 2020 @ 2:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: pr2020010000. Event ids that are associated: pr2020010000.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Humacao, Carolina, Las Piedras (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 9 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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