A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:34:56 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 29 km, -65.4108° West, 19.02° North. Unique identifier: pr2020352001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020352001. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 04:34:56 / December 17, 2020 @ 4:34 am.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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