A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 00:02:50 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:02 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:02:50 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: pr2020033000. Event ids that are associated: pt20033050, us60007me6, pr2020033000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -67.693° West, latitude 18.857° North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Añasco, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 65 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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