A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 21:21:08 / January 16, 2020 @ 9:21 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:21:08 / 5:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.7301° West, 18.0534° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000719c. Id of event: us7000719c.
The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Trujillo Alto, Gurabo, San Lorenzo.
Each 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 fourty-six, in the last 10 days four hundred and one, in the past 30 days four hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 0 km WSW of Penuelas, Puerto Rico.
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