A minor earthquake magnitude 3.73 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 08:34:06 / January 18, 2020 @ 8:34 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020018003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079wl, pr2020018003. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9053° West, 17.9248° North, depth 8 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:34:06 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, San Antonio, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days five hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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