A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 14:16:59 / January 12, 2020 @ 2:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8333 West, latitude 18.0235 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 10:16:59 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006cl3. Id of event: usa0006cl3.
The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Campanilla, Dorado, Toa Baja. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and sixty-nine, in the last 10 days nine hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days one thousand and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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