A minor earthquake magnitude 3.47 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0971 West, latitude 17.9505 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: pr2020361003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020361003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 20:19:42 / December 26, 2020 @ 8:19 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:19:42 / 8:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Orocovis (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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