A minor earthquake magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The 3.37-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:02:39 / 5:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8496° West, latitude 17.9235° North, depth = 12 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 05:02:39 / December 24, 2020 @ 5:02 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d2ek, pr2020359009. Id of event: pr2020359009.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Ceiba, Guayama. Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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