A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9046° West, 17.9393° North, depth 12 km. The 3.27-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:13:29 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020351000. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000crea, pr2020351000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 00:13:29 / December 16, 2020 @ 12:13 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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