A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020012008. Unique identifier: pr2020012008. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8445° West, 17.9065° North, depth 6 km. Global time and date of event 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 13:58:01 / January 12, 2020 @ 1:58 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:58:01 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Vega Baja, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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