A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.58 (ml/mb) was reported Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Saturday. The 3.58-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:01:56 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -66.7791° West, 18.0186° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 15:01:56 / December 12, 2020 @ 3:01 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqkm, pr2020347006. Id of event: pr2020347006.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Caguas, Patillas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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