A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:56:39 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020359052. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20359002, us6000d2ll, pr2020359052. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 16:56:39 / December 24, 2020 @ 4:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8451 West, latitude 17.9331 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maunabo, Trujillo Alto, Gurabo. The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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