A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:14:15 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 22:14:15 / December 29, 2020 @ 10:14 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8435 West, latitude 17.918 North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020364017. Event ids that are associated: pr2020364017, us6000d44i.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Cidra, Guayama. Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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