A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.53 (ml/mb) was reported Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Monday. The 3.53-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:58:00 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8098° West, latitude 17.9333° North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021004008. Unique identifier: pr2021004008. Global time and date of event 04/01/21 / 2021-01-04 18:58:00 / January 4, 2021 @ 6:58 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria Arenas.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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