A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -66.8329° West, latitude 17.7977° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:52:58 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 13:52:58 / January 16, 2020 @ 1:52 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us700070xy. Ids that are associated to the event: us700070xy.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Arroyo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 20 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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