A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 20:27:53 / January 15, 2020 @ 8:27 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:27:53 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.956° West, 17.9276° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us700070g3, pr2020015015. Unique identifier: pr2020015015.
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, San Antonio, Guayama.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days three hundred and sixty-six, in the past 30 days four hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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