A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.74 km (12 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007125. Id of event: us70007125. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8669 West, latitude 17.8473 North, depth = 18.74 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 18:49:35 / January 14, 2020 @ 6:49 pm. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:49:35 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arroyo, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred, in the last 10 days four hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days four hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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