A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:43:40 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 10:43:40 / January 10, 2021 @ 10:43 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.5 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9459° West, latitude 17.9396° North, depth = 10.5 km. Event id: us6000d785. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d785.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Ceiba, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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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