A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:53:23 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 06:53:23 / January 27, 2020 @ 6:53 am. Exact location, longitude -66.6535° West, latitude 17.9525° North, depth = 7 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020027005. Event ids that are associated: pt20027003, us60007h1t, pr2020027005.
Event epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Close 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 Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days eight hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days eight hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km SSW of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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