A minor earthquake magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 08:35:57 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 12:35:57 / January 28, 2020 @ 12:35 pm. Event id: pr2020028006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020028006. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.868 West, latitude 17.8493 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey. Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-four, in the past 30 days eight hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days eight hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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