A minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020023024. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020023024. Exact location of earthquake, -66.857° West, 17.8706° North, depth 10 km. The 3.01-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:25:48 / 4:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 08:25:48 / January 23, 2020 @ 8:25 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-two, in the last 10 days four hundred and thirty, in the past 30 days eight hundred and six and in the last 365 days eight hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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