A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us60007a3x. Event ids that are associated: us60007a3x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:56:59 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8364 West, latitude 17.7823 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 16:56:59 / January 18, 2020 @ 4:56 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Patillas, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days five hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and eleven 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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