A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.35 (ml/mb) was reported Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0335 West, latitude 17.9231 North, depth = 7 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020353000. Id of event: pr2020353000. Global time and date of event 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 00:40:41 / December 18, 2020 @ 12:40 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:40:41 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Morovis, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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