A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 10:05:48 / February 1, 2020 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8708° West, 17.9344° North. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred 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). Unique identifier: us60007m2j. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007m2j.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Patillas, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days nine hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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