A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:59:48 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.85 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 01/01/20 / 2020-01-01 10:59:48 / January 1, 2020 @ 10:59 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8153 West, latitude 17.8705 North, depth = 1.85 km. Id of earthquake: us70006t4g. Event ids that are associated: us70006t4g.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Guaynabo, Bayamón.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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