A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:35:45 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.6536 West, latitude 18.922 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 04:35:45 / February 2, 2020 @ 4:35 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007mjj, pr2020033010. Id of event: pr2020033010.
The epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Añasco, Punta Cana. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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