A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020185007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20185003, us7000ahdr, pr2020185007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:54:50 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 13:54:50 / July 3, 2020 @ 1:54 pm. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -67.0035° West, 17.9443° North.
Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 5 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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