A minor earthquake magnitude 3.46 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 3.46-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:09:01 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9916° West, 17.9505° North, depth 9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007b4h, pr2020020002. Id of event: pr2020020002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 05:09:01 / January 20, 2020 @ 5:09 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Coco (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days six hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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 SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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