A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/21 / 2021-02-07 16:26:25 / February 7, 2021 @ 4:26 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9583° West, latitude 17.944° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: pr2021038012. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dfda, pr2021038012. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:26:25 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 6 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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