A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 11:38:40 / December 21, 2019 @ 11:38 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.7745° West, latitude 18.9373° North, depth = 21 km. The temblor was detected at 07:38:40 / 7:38 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019355013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019355013.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Las Marías, Morovis (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventy-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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