A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 08:47:16 / January 18, 2020 @ 8:47 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9018° West, 17.9431° North, depth 8 km. Event id: pr2020018005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079wu, pr2020018005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The 3.54-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:47:16 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, San Antonio, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days five hundred and seventy-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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