A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 10:48:09 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 14:48:09 / January 14, 2020 @ 2:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9392° West, 17.9918° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us70006zmj. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20014006, us70006zmj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaynabo, Levittown, Bayamón.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and thirty-five, in the past 30 days four hundred and seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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