A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 17:13:04 / February 17, 2021 @ 5:13 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:13:04 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2021048002. Event ids that are associated: pr2021048002. Exact location of earthquake, -66.4475° West, 19.165° North, depth 24 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Barceloneta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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