A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 06:55:00 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 10:55:00 / January 12, 2020 @ 10:55 am. Unique identifier: us70006ypq. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20012006, us70006ypq. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8676° West, 17.9002° North, depth 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Patillas, Ingenio (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-five, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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