A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:18:53 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 20:18:53 / January 11, 2020 @ 8:18 pm. Unique identifier: us60007ahu. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007ahu. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8877 West, latitude 18.0088 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Cidra, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and fourty, in the last 10 days five hundred and fourty-eight, in the past 30 days six hundred and five and in the last 365 days seven hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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