A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9725° West, 17.94° North, depth 12 km. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:53:25 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 10:53:25 / January 29, 2020 @ 10:53 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020029003. Unique identifier: pr2020029003.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 fourty-nine and in the last 365 days nine hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km WSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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