A minor earthquake magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:50:28 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6221 West, latitude 19.1461 North, depth = 19 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020346018. Unique identifier: pr2020346018. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/12/20 / 2020-12-11 20:50:28 / December 11, 2020 @ 8:50 pm.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Camuy, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km N of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
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