A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8555 West, latitude 19.0631 North, depth = 8 km. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:14:07 / 12:14 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021001029. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021001029. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 00:14:07 / January 1, 2021 @ 12:14 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Moca, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 63 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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