A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:25:59 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.841 West, latitude 18.0224 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 16:25:59 / January 20, 2020 @ 4:25 pm. Event id: us70007kff. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kff.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Baja, Guayama, Pájaros.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four hundred and thirty-one, in the last 10 days eight hundred and seventy-nine, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km SE of Yauco, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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