A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 15:17:17 / January 7, 2020 @ 3:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8871° West, 17.9398° North. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:17:17 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). Event id: usa0006bq7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006bq7.
Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Naranjito, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty-one, in the last 10 days one thousand and ten, in the past 30 days one thousand and twenty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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