A minor earthquake magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 14:09:19 / January 14, 2020 @ 2:09 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8611° West, latitude 17.8593° North, depth = 11 km. The 3.31-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:09:19 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020014010. Event ids that are associated: pr2020014010.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Cidra, Naranjito. Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days three hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 13 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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