A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.996° West, latitude 17.915° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 20:49:44 / July 3, 2020 @ 8:49 pm. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:49:44 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20185004. Unique identifier: pt20185004.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 104 km (64 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Caguas, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and one and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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