A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.2381 West, latitude 19.1786 North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020345003. Event ids that are associated: pr2020345003. The temblor was detected at 03:15:40 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 03:15:40 / December 10, 2020 @ 3:15 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 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 fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-six 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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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. 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: 77 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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