A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020017006. Event ids that are associated: us700071ke, pr2020017006. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8573 West, latitude 17.9435 North, depth = 9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 09:54:59 / January 17, 2020 @ 9:54 am. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:54:59 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 fifty-one, in the last 10 days four hundred and seven, in the past 30 days five hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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