A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:08:00 / 10:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.7292° West, latitude 18.0656° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007btb. Id of event: us60007btb. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 02:08:00 / January 21, 2020 @ 2:08 am.
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Las Piedras (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days six hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fifty-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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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