A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Mayagüez in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 3.24-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:54:38 / 9:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021006010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021006010. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.2355° West, 18.2023° North, depth 20 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 09:54:38 / January 6, 2021 @ 9:54 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby 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 Villalba, Juana Díaz, Barceloneta.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days three thousand and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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