A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) strikes Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/21 / 2021-02-23 10:23:06 / February 23, 2021 @ 10:23 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:23:06 / 10:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7376 West, latitude 18.6288 North, depth = 14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: pr2021054008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021054008.
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Aguas Buenas, Puerto Real (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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