A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9446 West, latitude 17.9581 North, depth = 8 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:00:40 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020015014. Event ids that are associated: us700070fd, pr2020015014. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 20:00:40 / 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).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, Guayama, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days four hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 14 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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