A minor earthquake magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The 3.44-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:50:36 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.4926° West, latitude 17.9666° North, depth = 19 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 09:50:36 / December 16, 2020 @ 9:50 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crik, pr2020351007. Id of event: pr2020351007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Comerío, Coco.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 nine, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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