A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:36:36 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 04:36:36 / December 17, 2020 @ 4:36 am. Exact location of event, depth 26 km, -66.5445° West, 19.1641° North. Id of earthquake: pr2020352002. Event ids that are associated: pr2020352002.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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