A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 137 km, -67.4605° West, 18.2711° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/19 / 2019-12-26 09:47:46 / December 26, 2019 @ 9:47 am. Id of earthquake: pr2019360011. Event ids that are associated: pr2019360011. The epicenter was at a depth of 137 km (85 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:47:46 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Peñuelas, Arecibo, Utuado (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 23 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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