A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 11:17:00 / December 24, 2020 @ 11:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8425° West, 17.9335° North, depth 12 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2j8, pr2020359029. Unique identifier: pr2020359029. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:17:00 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Patillas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 7 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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