A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:53:10 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020349009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020349009. Exact location of earthquake, -66.916° West, 17.9435° North, depth 13 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 09:53:10 / December 14, 2020 @ 9:53 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close 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 Ceiba, Cayey, Naranjito.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 3 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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