A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 08:35:50 / January 21, 2020 @ 8:35 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70007ke0. Event ids that are associated: us70007ke0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.71 km (11 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:35:50 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 17.71 km, -66.9296° West, 17.9271° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four hundred and sixty-nine, in the last 10 days nine hundred and nine, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and seventy-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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