A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.63 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 3.63-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:09:19 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/20 / 2020-12-03 09:09:19 / December 3, 2020 @ 9:09 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8563 West, latitude 17.859 North, depth = 7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020338007. Id of event: pr2020338007.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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. 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 SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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