A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.68 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 09:53:00 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 13:53:00 / January 16, 2020 @ 1:53 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020016008. Event ids that are associated: us700070xy, pr2020016008. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8473 West, latitude 17.91 North, depth = 11 km.
The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Campanilla, Toa Baja. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-four, in the past 30 days four hundred and seventy-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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