A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 15:55:11 / January 7, 2020 @ 3:55 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.7708° West, 18.0103° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:55:11 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: pr2020007018. Event ids that are associated: pt20007029, pr2020007018.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Maunabo, Trujillo Alto.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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