A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.93 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 3.93-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:19:08 / 1:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 17:19:08 / January 26, 2020 @ 5:19 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8393° West, 17.9666° North, depth 9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007gkd, pr2020026006. Unique identifier: pr2020026006. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Levittown, Patillas.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and seventy-nine, in the past 30 days eight hundred and in the last 365 days eight hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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