A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.4648 West, latitude 18.979 North, depth = 46 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/21 / 2021-01-31 18:19:16 / January 31, 2021 @ 6:19 pm. The 3.44-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:19:16 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2021031012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021031012.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Canovanas, Santa Barbara (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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