A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.54 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 21:17:38 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 21:17:38 / July 3, 2020 @ 9:17 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0054 West, latitude 17.9013 North, depth = 12.54 km. Id of earthquake: us7000ahkj. Event ids that are associated: us7000ahkj.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and five and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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