A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020359108. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2ph, pr2020359108. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 20:40:20 / December 24, 2020 @ 8:40 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8436 West, latitude 17.9453 North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 20:40:20 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
Questions or comments?
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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.