A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.1061 West, latitude 17.9516 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 01:57:43 / December 24, 2020 @ 1:57 am. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:57:43 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020359002. Event ids that are associated: us6000d2dn, pr2020359002.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coamo, Ciales, Santa Isabel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 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 three, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km WSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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