A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:11:42 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.7806° West, latitude 18.4493° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: pr.2020033002. Event ids that are associated: us60007mee, pr.2020033002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 00:11:42 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maricao, Quebradillas, Lajas. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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