A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006brd. Id of event: usa0006brd. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9513° West, 17.9384° North, depth 12.39 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:52:21 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.39 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 17:52:21 / January 7, 2020 @ 5:52 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
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-four, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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