A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 13:17:46 / January 7, 2020 @ 1:17 pm. Event id: usa0006bp4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006bp4. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:17:46 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9144 West, latitude 17.8335 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Morovis (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and twenty-seven, in the last 10 days nine hundred and ninety-eight, in the past 30 days one thousand and six and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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