A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Unique identifier: us6000d2hh. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2hh. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8309° West, 17.8986° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 07:51:29 / December 24, 2020 @ 7:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:51:29 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Patillas, Candelaria Arenas.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 10 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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