A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event id: us600079el. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079el. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 19:40:07 / January 17, 2020 @ 7:40 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.71 km (12 miles). The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:40:07 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8536 West, latitude 17.8999 North, depth = 19.71 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, San Antonio, Arroyo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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