A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8493 West, latitude 17.8404 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 07:51:11 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us6000d2hg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d2hg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 07:51:11 / December 24, 2020 @ 7:51 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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