A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 20:33:18 / 8:33 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: 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 00:33:18 / February 3, 2020 @ 12:33 am. Unique identifier: us60007n0j. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007n0j. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.32 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, depth 11.32 km, -66.6967° West, 17.9214° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carolina, Las Piedras, Juncos (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days nine hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 8 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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