A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:07:45 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 10:07:45 / January 12, 2020 @ 10:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8501° West, 17.9161° North, depth 10 km. Event id: us60007izs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007izs.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Vega Baja, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five hundred and eighty-three, in the last 10 days eight hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days eight hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days nine hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 8 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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