A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:42:13 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 15:42:13 / January 14, 2020 @ 3:42 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006cub. Id of event: usa0006cub. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8666 West, latitude 17.8293 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Comerío, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and five, in the last 10 days one thousand, in the past 30 days one thousand and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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