A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 107 km (66 miles). The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:30:59 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 18:30:59 / December 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -67.8951° West, 18.0338° North, depth 107 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020361020. Unique identifier: pr2020361020.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Aguada, Hormigueros.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km W of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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