A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.662 West, latitude 17.986 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 06:53:22 / January 27, 2020 @ 6:53 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:53:22 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pt20027003. Event ids that are associated: pt20027003. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Río Grande, Loíza, San Isidro (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty, in the past 30 days eight hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days eight hundred and sixty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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