A minor earthquake magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 09:25:23 / January 1, 2021 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021001013. Unique identifier: pr2021001013. Exact location, longitude -67.092° West, latitude 17.9475° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 09:25:23 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Orocovis, Coamo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 5 km WSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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