A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global time and date of event 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 15:01:56 / December 12, 2020 @ 3:01 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:01:56 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7787° West, 17.9506° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us7000cqkm. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqkm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Guaynabo, Caguas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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