A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 04:04:06 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/20 / 2020-01-13 08:04:06 / January 13, 2020 @ 8:04 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8453 West, latitude 18.0149 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: usa00060fn. Unique identifier: usa00060fn. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Toa Alta, San Antonio.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and ninety-two, in the last 10 days one thousand and sixty-four, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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