A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 23:56:11 / January 14, 2020 @ 11:56 pm. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:56:11 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020014106. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020014106. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8558 West, latitude 17.8341 North, depth = 11 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fifty, in the last 10 days four hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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