A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 13:09:57 / January 16, 2020 @ 1:09 pm. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.8533° West, 17.9225° North. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:09:57 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020016007. Event ids that are associated: us700070x8, pr2020016007.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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