A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8478° West, latitude 17.845° North, depth = 5 km. Unique identifier: pr2020012018. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020012018. The temblor was detected at 19:02:27 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 23:02:27 / January 12, 2020 @ 11:02 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Naranjito. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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