A minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Rincón in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 07:11:47 / January 2, 2021 @ 7:11 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021002006. Unique identifier: pr2021002006. The temblor was detected at 07:11:47 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.4801° West, 18.379° North, depth 22 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yauco, Guánica, Hatillo.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days three thousand, two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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