A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 14:03:07 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7196 West, latitude 18.0482 North, depth = 18.5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006brf. Unique identifier: usa0006brf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.5 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 18:03:07 / January 7, 2020 @ 6:03 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan, Cataño, Patillas. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one thousand and eight, in the last 10 days one thousand and ninety-three, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and six and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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