A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 16:57:01 / January 18, 2020 @ 4:57 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Event id: pr2020018009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007a3x, pr2020018009. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8448 West, latitude 17.9171 North, depth = 8 km. The 3.51-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:57:01 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, Arroyo, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days five hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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