A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: pr2020035028. Event ids that are associated: pt20035051, us60007pe5, pr2020035028. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 14:45:55 / February 4, 2020 @ 2:45 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:45:55 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8751° West, 17.8388° North, depth 7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, San Lorenzo, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days nine hundred and ninety-two and in the last 365 days one thousand and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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