A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 16:40:02 / December 24, 2020 @ 4:40 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8445° West, latitude 17.9415° North, depth = 12 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:40:02 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020359086. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020359086.
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 6 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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