A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7871 West, latitude 17.9365 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:42:18 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d485. Unique identifier: us6000d485. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 04:42:18 / December 30, 2020 @ 4:42 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria, Dorado (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 7 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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