A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Event id: us7000age1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000age1. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:37:08 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/07/20 / 2020-07-02 03:37:08 / July 2, 2020 @ 3:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8778 West, latitude 17.8686 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 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), 82 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one hundred and three, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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