A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 16:06:43 / March 30, 2020 @ 4:06 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 12:06:43 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8806 West, latitude 17.9014 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70008inj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008inj.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Patillas. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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