A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 14:22:44 / January 16, 2020 @ 2:22 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 10:22:44 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8131 West, latitude 17.7929 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us700070yg. Event ids that are associated: us700070yg.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aguadilla, Barceloneta. Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 22 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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