A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.46 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was detected at 05:02:37 / 5:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9438 West, latitude 17.9535 North, depth = 6 km. Event id: pr2020017005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020017005, us700071jy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 09:02:37 / January 17, 2020 @ 9:02 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-six, in the last 10 days four hundred and ten, in the past 30 days five hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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