A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8509° West, 17.8571° North, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us60007m4u. Event ids that are associated: us60007m4u. The temblor was picked up at 09:38:01 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 13:38:01 / February 1, 2020 @ 1:38 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days nine hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 14 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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