A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 0.1 km (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:01:47 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.555 West, latitude 18.937 North, depth = 0.1 km. Unique identifier: pt20043001. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20043001. Global time and date of event 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 08:01:47 / February 12, 2020 @ 8:01 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mayagüez, Hatillo, Camuy (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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 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: 68 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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