A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8717 West, latitude 17.8904 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:46:58 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006bqf. Id of event: usa0006bqf. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 15:46:58 / January 7, 2020 @ 3:46 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cidra, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty, in the last 10 days one thousand and ten, in the past 30 days one thousand and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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