A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 19:42:08 / January 14, 2020 @ 7:42 pm. The temblor was detected at 15:42:08 / 3:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8923° West, 17.795° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us70006zta. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006zta. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-two, in the past 30 days four hundred and seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-one 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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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. 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: 19 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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