A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) was reported 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 00:39:04 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.4925 West, latitude 17.997 North, depth = 7 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 00:39:04 / December 15, 2020 @ 12:39 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cr4r, pr2020350001. Id of event: pr2020350001.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Grande, Punta Santiago, Loíza (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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