A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 00:49:42 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 04:49:42 / February 12, 2020 @ 4:49 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70007nle. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007nle. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8369 West, latitude 18.0434 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan, Cataño, Patillas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-seven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 1 km NE of Yauco, Puerto Rico.
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