A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7541 West, latitude 17.9715 North, depth = 6 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:56:21 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007b9l, pr2020020006. Id of event: pr2020020006. Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 09:56:21 / January 20, 2020 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yabucoa, Juncos, Maunabo. The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-six, in the past 30 days six hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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