A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 17:03:50 / December 29, 2019 @ 5:03 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8555 West, latitude 17.9031 North, depth = 3 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019363055. Event ids that are associated: pr2019363055. The temblor was picked up at 13:03:50 / 1:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Cidra, Vega Alta. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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