A minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Event id: pr2020023010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020023010. Exact location, longitude -66.8463° West, latitude 17.8975° North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 00:28:51 / January 23, 2020 @ 12:28 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:28:51 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Guayama, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
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-nine, in the last 10 days four hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days seven hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days eight hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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