A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6961 West, latitude 17.9356 North, depth = 6 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:19:57 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006w9n, pr2020008044. Id of event: pr2020008044. Global time and date of event 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 09:19:57 / January 8, 2020 @ 9:19 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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