A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Santo Domingo in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.772° West, 18.0647° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa00061b7. Id of event: usa00061b7. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 16:08:30 / January 14, 2020 @ 4:08 pm. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:08:30 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, Cataño, Patillas (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and six, in the last 10 days one thousand and one, in the past 30 days one thousand and seventy-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km W of Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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