A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:02:38 / 5:02 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8396 West, latitude 17.8478 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000d2ek. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2ek. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 05:02:38 / December 24, 2020 @ 5:02 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arroyo, Vega Alta, Vega Baja.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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