A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:57:04 / 6:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8916° West, latitude 17.9073° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: usa0006byw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006byw. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 10:57:04 / January 8, 2020 @ 10:57 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Vega Baja, Comerío. 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 eight hundred and sixty-eight, in the last 10 days nine hundred and seventy-two, in the past 30 days one thousand and six and in the last 365 days one thousand and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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