A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 01:42:00 / February 2, 2020 @ 1:42 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -67.5009 West, latitude 18.9973 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 20:42:00 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20033053, us60007mh3. Id of event: us60007mh3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayagüez, San Sebastián, Hatillo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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