A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0005z5e. Unique identifier: usa0005z5e. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:15:50 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 09:15:50 / January 11, 2020 @ 9:15 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.9244° West, 17.9259° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí. The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby 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 seven hundred and ninety-two, in the last 10 days one thousand and sixty-four, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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