A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was reported at 21:31:17 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006zgn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006zgn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8584° West, 17.8013° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 01:31:17 / January 14, 2020 @ 1:31 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Arroyo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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