A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 09:50:35 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10.6 km, -65.7058° West, 17.7737° North. Id of earthquake: us7000crik. Event ids that are associated: us7000crik. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.6 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 09:50:35 / December 16, 2020 @ 9:50 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Barranquitas, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km SE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.
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