A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 05:20:09 / January 9, 2021 @ 5:20 am. Event id: pr2021009007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021009007. Exact location, longitude -65.5138° West, latitude 19.0301° North, depth = 26 km. The temblor was detected at 05:20:09 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Río Grande, Loíza (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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