A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0005yze. Id of event: usa0005yze. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:32:40 / 12:32 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 04:32:40 / January 11, 2020 @ 4:32 am. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.7856° West, 17.9123° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas, Patillas. Event epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and eighty-seven, in the last 10 days nine hundred and nine, in the past 30 days nine hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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