A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9084 West, latitude 17.8202 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b5yw. Unique identifier: us6000b5yw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:45:54 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 08:45:54 / July 29, 2020 @ 8:45 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Arroyo, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 16 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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