A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 18:48:12 / January 15, 2021 @ 6:48 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021015018. Id of event: pr2021015018. The temblor was picked up at 18:48:12 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.7035° West, 17.8735° North, depth 4 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Candelaria Arenas, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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