A minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 51 km, -67.7316° West, 18.1663° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 08:24:20 / January 1, 2021 @ 8:24 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:24:20 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2021001007. Event ids that are associated: pr2021001007.
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Maricao, Las Marías (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days three thousand and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 54 km WSW of Stella, Puerto Rico.
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