A minor earthquake magnitude 3.98 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 09:21:19 / December 24, 2020 @ 9:21 am. Unique identifier: pr2020359025. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2ik, pr2020359025. The 3.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:21:19 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8421 West, latitude 17.933 North, depth = 12 km.
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Patillas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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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