A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8406 West, latitude 17.9348 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:09:08 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 20:09:08 / December 24, 2020 @ 8:09 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020359059. Id of event: pr2020359059.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Guayama, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 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).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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