A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8321° West, latitude 17.8814° North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 00:34:00 / December 29, 2019 @ 12:34 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006s1t. Id of event: us70006s1t. The temblor was picked up at 20:34:00 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Campanilla, Pájaros, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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