A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 15:48:51 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 19:48:51 / January 12, 2020 @ 7:48 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8457 West, latitude 17.8954 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: usa000604e. Ids that are associated to the event: usa000604e. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Guayama, Vega Baja.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and seventy-two, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-nine, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and five and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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