A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 01:09:00 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007b4h. Id of event: us60007b4h. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.61 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 18.61 km, -67.0077° West, 17.9473° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 05:09:00 / January 20, 2020 @ 5:09 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days six hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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