A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:30:14 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019363124. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019363124. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 23:30:14 / December 29, 2019 @ 11:30 pm. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.8098° West, 17.8945° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arroyo, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days seventy-seven 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. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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