A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006zgr, pr2020014001. Unique identifier: pr2020014001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.8371° West, 17.9058° North. Global time and date of event 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 01:40:53 / January 14, 2020 @ 1:40 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:40:53 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Ingenio, Patillas (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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