A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8633 West, latitude 17.698 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us70007lh3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007lh3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 10:09:38 / February 8, 2020 @ 10:09 am. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:09:38 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Isabela, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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