A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8391 West, latitude 17.7895 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: usa0006174. Event ids that are associated: usa0006174. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:31:38 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 12:31:38 / January 14, 2020 @ 12:31 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Barceloneta, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five hundred and eighty-seven, in the last 10 days nine hundred and seventy-three, in the past 30 days one thousand and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand and seventy-four 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 21 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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