A minor earthquake magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020359026. Event ids that are associated: us6000d2is, pr2020359026. The temblor was picked up at 09:34:24 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.8471° West, 17.9263° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 09:34:24 / December 24, 2020 @ 9:34 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Campanilla, Toa Baja. Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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