A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 21:52:48 / January 29, 2020 @ 9:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.926° West, latitude 17.9181° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us60007jj5. Event ids that are associated: us60007jj5. The temblor was picked up at 17:52:48 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Vega Alta, Cayey (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-three, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days nine hundred and fifty-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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