A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8856° West, latitude 17.9176° North, depth = 9 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020030005. Event ids that are associated: pr2020030005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/20 / 2020-01-30 10:20:06 / January 30, 2020 @ 10:20 am. The 3.19-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:20:06 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days two hundred and three, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days nine hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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