A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8445 West, latitude 17.8904 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 03:28:41 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700071iy. Id of event: us700071iy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 07:28:41 / January 17, 2020 @ 7:28 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arroyo, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days four hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 10 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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