A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: pr2021007013. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021007013. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 16:38:34 / January 7, 2021 @ 4:38 pm. The temblor was picked up at 16:38:34 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.9345° West, latitude 17.8338° North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Aibonito, Morovis (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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