A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bz1. Unique identifier: usa0006bz1. Exact location, longitude -66.8872° West, latitude 17.9427° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 07:17:46 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 11:17:46 / January 8, 2020 @ 11:17 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 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), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Vega Alta, Cayey (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and sixty-six, in the last 10 days nine hundred and seventy-four, in the past 30 days one thousand and ten and in the last 365 days one thousand and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 3 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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