A light earthquake with magnitude 4.03 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020032020. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007m2j, pr2020032020. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8646 West, latitude 17.9061 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 10:05:48 / February 1, 2020 @ 10:05 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.03-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:05:48 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days nine hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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