A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -66.8471° West, 17.9213° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 08:25:53 / January 17, 2020 @ 8:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 04:25:53 / 4:25 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700071je, pr2020017004. Id of event: pr2020017004.
Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 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), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Pájaros, San Antonio.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-six, in the last 10 days four hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days five hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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