A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 01:31:18 / January 14, 2020 @ 1:31 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8616° West, 17.822° North, depth 6 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Event id: pr2020014000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006zgn, pr2020014000. The temblor was reported at 21:31:18 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Arroyo, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 19 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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