A minor earthquake magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9436° West, 17.9386° North, depth 5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2021010006. Event ids that are associated: us6000d785, pr2021010006. The temblor was picked up at 10:43:40 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 10:43:40 / January 10, 2021 @ 10:43 am.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Ceiba, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 twenty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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