A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 21:15:19 / January 16, 2020 @ 9:15 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.948 West, latitude 17.9319 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70007197. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007197. The temblor was picked up at 17:15:19 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Campanilla, Dorado, Toa Baja (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-seven 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 6 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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