A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 17 km, -66.7513° West, 17.9541° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020356008. Unique identifier: pr2020356008. The temblor was picked up at 17:43:25 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 17:43:25 / December 21, 2020 @ 5:43 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Patillas. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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