A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 15:36:24 / January 15, 2020 @ 3:36 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20015003, us700070a1. Id of event: us700070a1. The temblor was picked up at 11:36:24 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.9552° West, latitude 17.9515° North, depth = 5.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.8 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, Cataño, Caguas (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-four, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km WSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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