A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 16:03:07 / December 24, 2020 @ 4:03 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8338° West, 17.921° North, depth 11 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020359049. Unique identifier: pr2020359049. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:03:07 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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