A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.45 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.938° West, 17.9471° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020356003. Id of event: pr2020356003. The 3.45-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:26:05 / 6:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 06:26:05 / December 21, 2020 @ 6:26 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Ceiba, Naranjito (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 twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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