A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8454 West, latitude 17.9094 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 09:21:18 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000d2ik. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2ik. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 09:21:18 / December 24, 2020 @ 9:21 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Ingenio, Aguas Buenas.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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