A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/02/21 / 2021-02-04 12:55:38 / February 4, 2021 @ 12:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.9958° West, latitude 17.9756° North, depth = 8 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021035005. Id of event: pr2021035005. The temblor was reported at 12:55:38 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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