A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us700070fd. Unique identifier: us700070fd. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 20:00:39 / January 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9195° West, 17.8425° North, depth 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:00:39 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Alta, Arroyo, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and sixty, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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.
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