A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 19:33:32 / 7:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7155 West, latitude 18.028 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 23:33:32 / January 12, 2020 @ 11:33 pm. Id of earthquake: usa0006089. Event ids that are associated: usa0006089.
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Caguas, Patillas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and eight, in the last 10 days nine hundred and seventeen, in the past 30 days nine hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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