A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007lg3. Unique identifier: us70007lg3. The temblor was reported at 04:56:45 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 11.96 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8051° West, 17.746° North, depth 11.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 08:56:45 / February 8, 2020 @ 8:56 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Toa Alta, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-three, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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