A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 14:02:18 / January 14, 2020 @ 2:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:02:18 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8326 West, latitude 17.8968 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70006zm7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006zm7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Patillas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days three hundred and thirty-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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