A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.938 West, latitude 17.9815 North, depth = 8 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020015022. Event ids that are associated: pr2020015022. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:06:30 / 4:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 20:06:30 / January 15, 2020 @ 8:06 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Naranjito, Ceiba.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days three hundred and sixty-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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