A minor earthquake magnitude 3.61 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 3.61-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:32:45 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9253 West, latitude 17.9201 North, depth = 9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020358016. Unique identifier: pr2020358016. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/20 / 2020-12-23 17:32:45 / December 23, 2020 @ 5:32 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Naranjito, Vega Alta (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 three, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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