A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/21 / 2021-03-08 09:04:36 / March 8, 2021 @ 9:04 am. Event id: pr2021067005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021067005. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.864° West, 17.8436° North. The temblor was detected at 09:04:36 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Cayey, Comerío. Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 14 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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