A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.89 West, latitude 17.9246 North, depth = 11 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2021008003. Event ids that are associated: us6000d6mn, pr2021008003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 03:57:04 / January 8, 2021 @ 3:57 am. The temblor was picked up at 03:57:04 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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