A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.701° West, latitude 18.99° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:42:01 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020033005. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20033053, us60007mh3, pr2020033005. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 01:42:01 / February 2, 2020 @ 1:42 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Isabela, Punta Cana. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-three 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.
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