A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8455° West, latitude 17.9335° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:28:46 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 13:28:46 / January 11, 2020 @ 1:28 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us70006yl0. Event ids that are associated: us70006yl0.
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Pájaros, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and thirty-nine, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 6 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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