A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:30:15 / 11:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8591° West, latitude 17.9148° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 15:30:15 / January 11, 2020 @ 3:30 pm. Unique identifier: usa0005zcg. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0005zcg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Cidra, Guayama.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and sixty-five, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-three, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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