A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.8488° West, 17.925° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2e8, pr2020359007. Unique identifier: pr2020359007. The temblor was picked up at 03:57:48 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 03:57:48 / December 24, 2020 @ 3:57 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 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), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arroyo, Pájaros, San Antonio (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-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.
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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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