A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/21 / 2021-01-31 20:50:37 / January 31, 2021 @ 8:50 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Unique identifier: pr2021031017. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021031017. Exact location of event, longitude -65.4401 West, latitude 18.998 North, depth = 24 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:50:37 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Grande, Culebra, Loíza (min 5000 pop).
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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 75 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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