A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.8865° West, 17.9556° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:59:56 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020012004. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20012004, us70006yne, pr2020012004. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 07:59:56 / January 12, 2020 @ 7:59 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Trujillo Alto, Gurabo, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-four, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km NE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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