A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.57 km (10 miles). Global time and date of event 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 17:05:24 / February 28, 2020 @ 5:05 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000866j. Id of event: us6000866j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:05:24 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 16.57 km, -66.7958° West, 18.0179° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Gurabo, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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