A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global time and date of event 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 21:00:07 / July 3, 2020 @ 9:00 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:00:07 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ahk6. Unique identifier: us7000ahk6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.0437° West, latitude 17.8643° North, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Vega Baja, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 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 fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days two hundred and four and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 12 km S of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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