A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 19:01:23 / January 18, 2021 @ 7:01 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021018009. Unique identifier: pr2021018009. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8733° West, 17.9268° North, depth 15 km. The 3.32-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:01:23 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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 SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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