A minor earthquake magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020358019. Unique identifier: pr2020358019. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:45:29 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8063° West, latitude 17.9363° North, depth = 9 km. Global time and date of event 23/12/20 / 2020-12-23 19:45:29 / December 23, 2020 @ 7:45 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Pájaros, San Antonio (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 four, 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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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