A minor earthquake magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 10:32:29 / January 12, 2020 @ 10:32 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.919° West, 17.9641° North, depth 7 km. The temblor was detected at 06:32:29 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020012083. Event ids that are associated: pr2020012083. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).
The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Ceiba, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty-six, in the last 10 days four hundred and one, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 1 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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