A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 22:28:32 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 02:28:32 / January 12, 2020 @ 2:28 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006yl8. Unique identifier: us70006yl8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8271 West, latitude 17.8293 North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, San Antonio, Patillas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and seventy-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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