A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 14:52:19 / 2:52 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020011149. Event ids that are associated: pr2020011149. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 18:52:19 / January 11, 2020 @ 6:52 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8495° West, latitude 17.8916° North, depth = 11 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Vega Baja, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-six, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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