A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8922° West, 17.7538° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:48:51 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007f7m. Unique identifier: us60007f7m. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 22:48:51 / January 24, 2020 @ 10:48 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Barranquitas, Aguada (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days three hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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