A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020352010. Id of event: pr2020352010. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 20:38:24 / December 17, 2020 @ 8:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7738° West, 18.026° North, depth 12 km. The temblor was detected at 20:38:24 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Caguas, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-nine 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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