A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 15 km, -66.8913° West, 17.9373° North. Global time and date of event 14/01/21 / 2021-01-14 00:37:05 / January 14, 2021 @ 12:37 am UTC/GMT. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:37:05 / 12:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: pr2021014001. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d85e, pr2021014001.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Naranjito, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 4 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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