A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us70006zp9. Event ids that are associated: us70006zp9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7906 West, latitude 17.8291 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 16:03:53 / January 14, 2020 @ 4:03 pm. 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. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:03:53 / 12:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Caguas, Dorado. Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and thirty-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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