A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 06:40:42 / January 16, 2020 @ 6:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.9425° West, latitude 17.9483° North, depth = 12 km. The temblor was detected at 02:40:42 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020016049. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020016049.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty, in the last 10 days five hundred and fourty-nine, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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