A minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020022008. Id of event: pr2020022008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/20 / 2020-01-22 18:25:25 / January 22, 2020 @ 6:25 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:25:25 / 2:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.6411 West, latitude 17.9045 North, depth = 5 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Yabucoa, Cataño (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-two, in the past 30 days six hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days seven hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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