A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:55:16 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 06:55:16 / January 12, 2020 @ 6:55 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: usa0005zt0. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0005zt0. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8884° West, 17.9439° North, depth 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and sixty-eight, in the last 10 days one thousand and seventy-two, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 3 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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