A minor earthquake magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9471 West, latitude 17.9658 North, depth = 7 km. The temblor was detected at 15:56:17 / 3:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 15:56:17 / December 30, 2020 @ 3:56 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020365015. Id of event: pr2020365015.
Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Comerío, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days ninety-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 4 km SW of Fuig, Puerto Rico.
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