A minor earthquake magnitude 3.45 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8896 West, latitude 17.912 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 11:03:44 / December 31, 2019 @ 11:03 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006sux, pr2019365005. Unique identifier: pr2019365005. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 07:03:44 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba (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 four, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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