A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 22:36:12 / December 21, 2020 @ 10:36 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020356009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020356009. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9201 West, latitude 17.8583 North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was reported at 22:36:12 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 12 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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