A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007nnr, pr2020043007, pt20043001. Unique identifier: pr2020043007. Exact location of earthquake, -67.5983° West, 18.8121° North, depth 22 km. The temblor was detected at 03:01:49 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 08:01:49 / February 12, 2020 @ 8:01 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Real, Hormigueros, Las Marías (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 63 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
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