A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8336 West, latitude 17.8033 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 13:12:29 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 17:12:29 / January 14, 2020 @ 5:12 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa00061c0. Id of event: usa00061c0.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Hatillo, Camuy (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and fourty-eight, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and ninety-two, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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