A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 23:37:40 / January 18, 2020 @ 11:37 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9263° West, 17.9171° North, depth 11 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020018076, us60007abl. Unique identifier: pr2020018076. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 19:37:40 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-four, in the last 10 days five hundred and twenty-three, in the past 30 days seven hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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