A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.608 West, latitude 18.97 North, depth = 5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:42:00 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 01:42:00 / February 2, 2020 @ 1:42 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pt20033053. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20033053.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Punta Cana, Añasco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop). Nearby 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 sixteen, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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