A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d2j8. Id of event: us6000d2j8. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.828° West, 17.8252° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:16:59 / 11:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 11:16:59 / December 24, 2020 @ 11:16 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Pájaros, 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 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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