A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020017014, us600079el. Id of event: pr2020017014. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8533° West, 17.9103° North, depth 14 km. The temblor was detected at 15:40:08 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 19:40:08 / January 17, 2020 @ 7:40 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Ceiba. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-seven, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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