A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 10:11:47 / 10:11 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: usa0006bpk. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bpk. Global time and date of event 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 14:11:47 / January 7, 2020 @ 2:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.9023° West, 17.8834° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Manatí, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty-six, in the last 10 days one thousand and eight, in the past 30 days one thousand and eighteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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