A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bz5. Unique identifier: usa0006bz5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8971 West, latitude 17.9403 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 11:33:29 / January 8, 2020 @ 11:33 am. The temblor was reported at 07:33:29 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, San Antonio, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and twenty-eight, in the last 10 days nine hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days nine hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-eight 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. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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