A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 01:45:36 / December 30, 2019 @ 1:45 am. Unique identifier: pr2019364000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019364000. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.8675° West, 17.915° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:45:36 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 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). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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