A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 21:00:05 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 01:00:05 / January 12, 2020 @ 1:00 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006ykp, pr2020012001. Unique identifier: pr2020012001. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8461° West, 17.939° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Seca, Patillas, Ingenio (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and seventy-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km SSE of Palomas, Puerto Rico.
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