A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8261° West, 17.8541° North. The temblor was reported at 01:02:12 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007n4x. Unique identifier: us60007n4x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 05:02:12 / February 3, 2020 @ 5:02 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Dorado, Candelaria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days nine hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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