A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7946 West, latitude 18.0638 North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us60007mhd. Event ids that are associated: us60007mhd. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:44:27 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 01:44:27 / February 2, 2020 @ 1:44 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gurabo, San Lorenzo, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days nine hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km N of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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