A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 04:56:53 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2019358010. Event ids that are associated: pr2019358010. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1326 West, latitude 19.0146 North, depth = 32 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 08:56:53 / December 24, 2019 @ 8:56 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Rincón, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days eight hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 57 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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