A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:36:23 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 15:36:23 / January 15, 2020 @ 3:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.0171° West, latitude 17.9155° North, depth = 5 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020015008. Event ids that are associated: pt20015003, us700070a1, pr2020015008.
Epicenter of the event was 106 km (66 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 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 Guaynabo, Patillas, Levittown.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-five, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km WSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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