A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 09:13:06 / 9:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7005 West, latitude 18.88 North, depth = 47 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 13:13:06 / December 21, 2019 @ 1:13 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019355022. Id of event: pr2019355022.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Cataño, San Juan.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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