A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.0203° West, latitude 17.9331° North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was detected at 10:48:08 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 14:48:08 / January 14, 2020 @ 2:48 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020014012. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20014006, us70006zmj, pr2020014012. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Naranjito, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and thirty-six, in the past 30 days four hundred and six and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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