A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d2e8. Id of event: us6000d2e8. Exact location, longitude -66.8361° West, latitude 17.8° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 03:57:46 / December 24, 2020 @ 3:57 am UTC/GMT. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:57:46 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Cidra, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and twenty-three 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: 20 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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