A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/01/20 / 2020-01-13 19:47:16 / January 13, 2020 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:47:16 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8763 West, latitude 17.7183 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: usa00060s7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa00060s7.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Aguada, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Coamo (c. 11 900 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and fourty-one, in the last 10 days one thousand and six, in the past 30 days one thousand and seventy-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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