A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 13:27:50 / January 7, 2020 @ 1:27 pm. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:27:50 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: usa0006bp7. Event ids that are associated: usa0006bp7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7779 West, latitude 18.0105 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Patillas, Guaynabo. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty, in the last 10 days one thousand and one, in the past 30 days one thousand and fifteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and eighty-six 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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