A minor earthquake magnitude 3.56 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.8378° West, 17.977° North. The temblor was picked up at 16:49:04 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020359050. Id of event: pr2020359050. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 16:49:04 / December 24, 2020 @ 4:49 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas, Ingenio.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km SW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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