A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr2020359057. Event ids that are associated: pr2020359057. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 19:01:10 / December 24, 2020 @ 7:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 19:01:10 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8428° West, 17.9361° North, depth 14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Alta, Guayama, Ceiba. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 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).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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