A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Event id: pr2020011118. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020011118. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8451 West, latitude 17.945 North, depth = 11 km. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:21:33 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 13:21:33 / January 11, 2020 @ 1:21 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Guayama.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty-seven, in the last 10 days three hundred and sixty-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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