A minor earthquake magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2021001011. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4sd, pr2021001011. The temblor was picked up at 10:57:28 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 10:57:28 / January 1, 2021 @ 10:57 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.908 West, latitude 17.9591 North, depth = 9 km.
The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Cayey, Ceiba (min 5000 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 six, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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