A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 13:50:09 / January 14, 2020 @ 1:50 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: usa0006cu3. Event ids that are associated: usa0006cu3. The temblor was picked up at 09:50:09 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8417° West, 17.7945° North, depth 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Camuy, Arecibo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and twelve, in the last 10 days one thousand and four, in the past 30 days one thousand and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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