A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnn7, pr2020341003. Id of event: pr2020341003. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 14:05:23 / December 6, 2020 @ 2:05 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8421° West, 17.9158° North, depth 7 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:05:23 / 2:05 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cidra, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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