A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 05:27:35 / January 28, 2020 @ 5:27 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8575° West, 17.7768° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007hyb. Id of event: us60007hyb. The temblor was picked up at 01:27:35 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Arecibo, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four hundred and six, in the last 10 days six hundred and fourty-six, in the past 30 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 22 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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