A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9303 West, latitude 17.836 North, depth = 5.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.12 km (3 miles). Id of earthquake: us60007acy. Event ids that are associated: us60007acy. The temblor was detected at 00:53:57 / 12:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 00:53:57 / January 19, 2020 @ 12:53 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Cidra, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days five hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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