A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020019054. Unique identifier: pr2020019054. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.8658° West, 17.8876° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 19:57:37 / January 19, 2020 @ 7:57 pm. The 3.13-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:57:37 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Naranjito, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-five, in the last 10 days five hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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