A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 05:31:11 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8703 West, latitude 17.8363 North, depth = 11 km. Global time and date of event 22/01/20 / 2020-01-22 09:31:11 / January 22, 2020 @ 9:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007crg, pr2020022029. Unique identifier: pr2020022029.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-four, in the last 10 days four hundred and thirty-six, in the past 30 days seven hundred and eighty-three and in the last 365 days eight hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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