A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020350008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020350008. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:25:07 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 05:25:07 / December 15, 2020 @ 5:25 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.443° West, 19.1376° North, depth 25 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Arecibo, Manatí.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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