A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.847° West, latitude 17.8606° North, depth = 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 22:27:43 / January 14, 2020 @ 10:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:27:43 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020014021. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006zxe, pr2020014021. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-four, in the past 30 days four hundred and ten and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 20 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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