A light earthquake magnitude 4.08 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 04:09:11 / May 16, 2020 @ 4:09 am. The temblor was picked up at 00:09:11 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020137000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009hq5, pr2020137000. Exact location, longitude -66.8458° West, latitude 17.9033° North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Ingenio (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and one and in the last 365 days two thousand and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 18 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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