A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: usa0005zdj. Unique identifier: usa0005zdj. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:40:38 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.856 West, latitude 17.9208 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 16:40:38 / January 11, 2020 @ 4:40 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Cidra, Vega Alta. Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and seventy, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-nine, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and one and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fourty-nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 7 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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