A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021001020. Unique identifier: pr2021001020. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 16:51:46 / January 1, 2021 @ 4:51 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:51:46 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8388 West, latitude 18.022 North, depth = 15 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria. The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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