A minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Pájaros in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). Global time and date of event 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 20:00:19 / December 19, 2020 @ 8:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.1773° West, 18.334° North, depth 62 km. The temblor was detected at 20:00:19 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020354028. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020354028.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (10 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Isabel Segunda, Yauco (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SE of Pájaros, Puerto Rico.
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