A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9953 West, latitude 17.9375 North, depth = 10 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:20:14 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 07:20:14 / January 26, 2020 @ 7:20 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007gac. Unique identifier: us60007gac.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days seven hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days eight hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 6 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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