A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020030028. Id of event: pr2020030028. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:04:58 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.867 West, latitude 17.8941 North, depth = 8 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/20 / 2020-01-30 08:04:58 / January 30, 2020 @ 8:04 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Naranjito, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days nine hundred and three and in the last 365 days nine hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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