A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 18:45:41 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 22:45:41 / January 14, 2020 @ 10:45 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020014103. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020014103. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8773° West, 17.8176° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fifty-three, in the last 10 days four hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 17 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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