A minor earthquake magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d4my, pr2020366008. Id of event: pr2020366008. The temblor was picked up at 21:18:00 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 21:18:00 / December 31, 2020 @ 9:18 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.219° West, latitude 18.8988° North, depth = 5 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayagüez, Lares, Las Marías. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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