A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020015012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700070f9, pr2020015012. The temblor was reported at 15:49:47 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Exact location of event, depth 4 km, -66.9741° West, 17.931° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 19:49:47 / January 15, 2020 @ 7:49 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Naranjito, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and sixty, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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