A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 21:34:54 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.4121 West, latitude 18.9996 North, depth = 46 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/21 / 2021-01-31 21:34:54 / January 31, 2021 @ 9:34 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). Event id: pr2021031019. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddhn, pr2021031019.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Isidro, Río Grande, Loíza. Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days sixty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 76 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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