A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Event id: us7000cprx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cprx. Exact location, longitude -66.9796° West, latitude 17.9797° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:36:18 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 14:36:18 / December 10, 2020 @ 2:36 pm.
The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Corozal.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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