A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 18:47:56 / January 14, 2020 @ 6:47 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020014016. Event ids that are associated: pr2020014016. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:47:56 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8473 West, latitude 17.8843 North, depth = 14 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-one, in the past 30 days four hundred and eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-nine 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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