A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 12:40:32 / January 14, 2020 @ 12:40 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: usa0006ctu. Event ids that are associated: usa0006ctu. The temblor was picked up at 08:40:32 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8499° West, 17.8056° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Aguadilla, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and sixty, in the last 10 days one thousand and seventy, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 19 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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