A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020016006, us700070sf. Unique identifier: pr2020016006. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7305 West, latitude 18.046 North, depth = 7 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 08:41:24 / January 16, 2020 @ 8:41 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 04:41:24 / 4:41 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Patillas, Caguas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-six, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km S of Penuelas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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