A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: us700070yg, pr2020016009. Unique identifier: pr2020016009. Exact location, longitude -66.8283° West, latitude 17.8656° North, depth = 13 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 14:22:45 / January 16, 2020 @ 2:22 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 10:22:45 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Naranjito, Guayama.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days four hundred, in the past 30 days four hundred and seventy-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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