A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 13:34:46 / January 31, 2020 @ 1:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.8408° West, 17.8873° North. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:34:46 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020031023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020031023.
The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Vega Baja, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days eight hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days nine hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 11 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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