A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6421° West, 17.8998° North, depth 6 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:08:39 / 11:08 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007ha3, pr2020027010. Id of event: pr2020027010. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 15:08:39 / January 27, 2020 @ 3:08 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Maunabo, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty-three, in the past 30 days eight hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days eight hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km SSW of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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