A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8446 West, latitude 17.905 North, depth = 12 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020013111. Unique identifier: pr2020013111. The temblor was detected at 19:09:51 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/01/20 / 2020-01-13 23:09:51 / January 13, 2020 @ 11:09 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Vega Alta, Guayama. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty-eight, in the last 10 days four hundred and sixty-four, in the past 30 days five hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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