A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event id: us600079ri. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079ri. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:39:51 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 03:39:51 / January 18, 2020 @ 3:39 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8684 West, latitude 17.8088 North, depth = 5 km.
The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 18 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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