A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.03 km (12 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:52:51 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 03:52:51 / February 20, 2020 @ 3:52 am. Exact location of event, depth 20.03 km, -66.8703° West, 17.863° North. Unique identifier: us70007td7. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007td7.
Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Campanilla, Pájaros.
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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