A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3 km (2 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007byh, pr2020021014. Unique identifier: pr2020021014. The temblor was picked up at 03:58:02 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8933° West, latitude 17.7841° North, depth = 3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 07:58:02 / January 21, 2020 @ 7:58 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Arecibo, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-seven, in the last 10 days four hundred and four, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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