A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 10:03:54 / January 17, 2020 @ 10:03 am. Event id: us700071km. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700071km. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8359 West, latitude 17.8694 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:03:54 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Cidra, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-two, in the last 10 days four hundred and eight, in the past 30 days five hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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