A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.3573° West, 17.6231° North, depth 8 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 16:44:30 / December 23, 2019 @ 4:44 pm. The temblor was reported at 12:44:30 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Event id: pr2019357029. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019357029.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Marías, Añasco, Guayanilla. The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km SSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.
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