A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 22:11:31 / December 31, 2019 @ 10:11 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:11:31 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8503° West, latitude 17.9031° North, depth = 7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019365043. Id of event: pr2019365043.
Event epicenter was 28 km (17 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cidra, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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