A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:27:03 / 12:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.4858° West, 18.0066° North, depth 6 km. Unique identifier: pr2020350000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020350000. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 00:27:03 / December 15, 2020 @ 12:27 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Santiago, Loíza, Moca. The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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