A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.728° West, latitude 18.0128° North, depth = 16 km. Event id: pr2020021001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020021001, us60007bti. The temblor was reported at 22:17:24 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 02:17:24 / January 21, 2020 @ 2:17 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Trujillo Alto, Gurabo, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days six hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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