A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20220050, us6000baev, pr2020220000. Id of event: pr2020220000. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 03:27:00 / August 7, 2020 @ 3:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7606 West, latitude 17.995 North, depth = 12 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:27:00 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Humacao, Santa Barbara. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 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 eight, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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