A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 11:18:11 / January 11, 2020 @ 11:18 am. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0005z7r. Unique identifier: usa0005z7r. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9278 West, latitude 17.9147 North, depth = 10 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:18:11 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Naranjito, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and fourty-six, in the last 10 days one thousand and two, in the past 30 days one thousand and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 6 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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