A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 05:26:01 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 05:26:01 / February 18, 2021 @ 5:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.4358° West, 19.1188° North, depth 19 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Unique identifier: pr2021049001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021049001.
The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Campanilla, Vega Alta, Levittown (min 5000 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 twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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