A minor earthquake magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Santo Domingo in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 18:24:09 / January 21, 2021 @ 6:24 pm. Event id: pr2021021009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021021009. The temblor was picked up at 18:24:09 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7665° West, 18.0813° North, depth 4 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan, Patillas, Cataño. The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 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 four, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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