A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 05:10:16 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 05:10:16 / January 16, 2021 @ 5:10 am. Event id: pr2021016005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021016005. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.4641° West, 17.5236° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guánica (c. 9 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hormigueros, Guánica, San Germán (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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