A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 02:53:22 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 06:53:22 / January 27, 2020 @ 6:53 am. Exact location, longitude -66.6341° West, latitude 17.8828° North, depth = 1 km. 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: pt20027003, us60007h1t. Unique identifier: us60007h1t. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Carolina (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days eight hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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