A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location, longitude -66.9457° West, latitude 17.9362° North, depth = 4.88 km. The temblor was detected at 20:58:19 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.88 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 20:58:19 / July 3, 2020 @ 8:58 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ahk8. Id of event: us7000ahk8.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Campanilla, Dorado, Toa Baja (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days two hundred and six and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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