A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 03:57:03 / January 8, 2021 @ 3:57 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.8908° West, latitude 17.8665° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6mn. Id of event: us6000d6mn. The temblor was picked up at 03:57:03 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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