A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19362002, us70006s13. Id of event: us70006s13. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8196 West, latitude 17.89 North, depth = 2.54 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.54 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:35:59 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 23:35:59 / December 28, 2019 @ 11:35 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria, Patillas. Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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