A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Carrizales in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location, longitude -66.7063° West, latitude 19.0485° North, depth = 49 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/21 / 2021-02-22 21:49:50 / February 22, 2021 @ 9:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2021053010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021053010. The 3.37-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:49:50 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Dorado, San Antonio. The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 63 km N of Carrizales, Puerto Rico.
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