A minor earthquake magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2021021006. Event ids that are associated: pr2021021006. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9485° West, 17.9278° North, depth 5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 15:16:31 / January 21, 2021 @ 3:16 pm. The 3.34-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:16:31 / 3:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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