A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: pr2020022003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020022003, us60007cqd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9366 West, latitude 17.9673 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:37:09 / 5:37 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/20 / 2020-01-22 09:37:09 / January 22, 2020 @ 9:37 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-two, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 3 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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