A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: us70007ihl. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007ihl. Global time and date of event 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 19:53:15 / February 4, 2020 @ 7:53 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.43 km (7 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:53:15 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8572° West, 17.8287° North, depth 11.43 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Baja, Campanilla, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 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-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days one thousand and two and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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