A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9853° West, 17.977° North, depth 6 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020366004. Unique identifier: pr2020366004. The 3.19-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:34:25 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 10:34:25 / December 31, 2020 @ 10:34 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 sixty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 6 km E of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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