A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:53:38 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/21 / 2021-01-30 02:53:38 / January 30, 2021 @ 2:53 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dd48, pr2021030000. Id of event: pr2021030000. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8305 West, latitude 17.94 North, depth = 9 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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