A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -66.9772° West, latitude 17.8938° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 20:26:40 / January 21, 2020 @ 8:26 pm. The temblor was picked up at 16:26:40 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60007ccw. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007ccw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days three hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and two and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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