A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6238 West, latitude 17.9301 North, depth = 6 km. Global time and date of event 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 05:20:39 / January 27, 2020 @ 5:20 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20027002, us60007gz2, pr2020027002. Unique identifier: pr2020027002. The temblor was picked up at 01:20:39 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Isidro, Canovanas, Santa Barbara.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days eight hundred and eight and in the last 365 days eight hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 8 km SSW of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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