A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -66.8737° West, latitude 17.7917° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 20:58:35 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 00:58:35 / January 12, 2020 @ 12:58 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us70006ykq. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006ykq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Pájaros, Patillas.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-nine, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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