A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 21:47:20 / January 18, 2020 @ 9:47 pm. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.9099° West, 17.9241° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007a99. Unique identifier: us60007a99. The temblor was reported at 17:47:20 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 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). 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days five hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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: 5 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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