A minor earthquake magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.433 West, latitude 19.1538 North, depth = 25 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020350007. Event ids that are associated: pr2020350007. The 3.28-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:46:24 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 05:46:24 / December 15, 2020 @ 5:46 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, Toa Baja, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 76 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico.
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