A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.834° West, 17.9418° North, depth 7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006yl8, pr2020012002. Unique identifier: pr2020012002. The 3.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:28:33 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 02:28:33 / January 12, 2020 @ 2:28 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Patillas. Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and seventy-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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