A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 12:56:17 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.9805° West, latitude 17.964° North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 12:56:17 / February 16, 2021 @ 12:56 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021047005. Unique identifier: pr2021047005.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km E of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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