A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Event id: pr2020017007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700071l6, pr2020017007. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:32:59 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 10:32:59 / January 17, 2020 @ 10:32 am. Exact location, longitude -66.794° West, latitude 17.933° North, depth = 6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo, Cataño, Levittown (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-four, in the last 10 days four hundred and seven, in the past 30 days five hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-nine 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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