A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:43:35 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9969° West, latitude 17.8991° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/20 / 2020-01-13 21:43:35 / January 13, 2020 @ 9:43 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006zeh. Id of event: us70006zeh.
Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days three hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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