A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Rincón in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 18:04:06 / January 21, 2021 @ 6:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 104 km, -67.5925° West, 18.4976° North. The temblor was detected at 18:04:06 / 6:04 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021021008. Unique identifier: pr2021021008.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Sabana Grande, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km WNW of Rincón, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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