A minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8653° West, 17.864° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.41-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:37:23 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020014007. Event ids that are associated: us70006zlg, pr2020014007. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 12:37:23 / January 14, 2020 @ 12:37 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Cidra, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days three hundred and twenty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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