A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8431° West, 17.9496° North, depth 12 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 17:13:33 / December 24, 2020 @ 5:13 pm. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:13:33 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020359051. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020359051.
Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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