A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 04:25:52 / 4:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.841° West, 17.8431° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 08:25:52 / January 17, 2020 @ 8:25 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us700071je. Unique identifier: us700071je.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Pájaros, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days four hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days five hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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