A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8688° West, 17.8391° North, depth 11 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:51:21 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 21:51:21 / January 14, 2020 @ 9:51 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020014020. Event ids that are associated: pr2020014020.
Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-six, in the past 30 days four hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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