A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:48:08 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20014006. Unique identifier: pt20014006. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.968° West, 17.991° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 14:48:08 / January 14, 2020 @ 2:48 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Arroyo, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and thirty-four, in the past 30 days four hundred and six and in the last 365 days five hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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