A minor earthquake magnitude 3.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8418 West, latitude 17.9243 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 00:06:39 / December 29, 2019 @ 12:06 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:06:39 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019363000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19363050, us70006s1g, pr2019363000.
The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Ingenio, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days sixty-nine 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 13 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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