A minor earthquake magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:19:19 / 8:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 37 km, -65.4341° West, 19.0061° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/21 / 2021-01-31 20:19:19 / January 31, 2021 @ 8:19 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021031016. Id of event: pr2021031016.
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Loíza, Fajardo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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