A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70006w9n. Event ids that are associated: us70006w9n. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6552 West, latitude 18.0239 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:19:58 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 09:19:58 / January 8, 2020 @ 9:19 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Isidro, Canovanas, Humacao (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 4 km WNW of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
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