A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.6898° West, 18.7722° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 00:11:39 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:11 am. Id of earthquake: us60007mee. Event ids that are associated: us60007mee. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:11:39 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Cabo Rojo, Camuy. Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-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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