A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8289 West, latitude 17.8481 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 16:44:19 / January 14, 2020 @ 4:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:44:19 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006zpr. Unique identifier: us70006zpr.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 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).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days four hundred and two and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 15 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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