A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Piedra Gorda in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8805° West, 18.4088° North, depth 130 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 04:43:25 / January 5, 2021 @ 4:43 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 130 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:43:25 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2021005003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021005003.
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Coco, Salinas (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days three thousand, one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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