A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 01:29:59 / January 18, 2020 @ 1:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.7904° West, 18.0521° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us600079nb. Event ids that are associated: us600079nb. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:29:59 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Levittown, Arroyo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and seventy-nine, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 3 km N of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
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