A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 23:50:05 / January 20, 2020 @ 11:50 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:50:05 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020020017. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007bqw, pr2020020017. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8526 West, latitude 17.8395 North, depth = 6 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-nine, in the last 10 days four hundred and twenty-three, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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