A light earthquake magnitude 4.05 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/08/20 / 2020-08-29 16:33:45 / August 29, 2020 @ 4:33 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020242004. Event ids that are associated: pt20242001, us7000betw, pr2020242004. The 4.05-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:33:45 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.9743° West, 17.9626° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Alta, San Antonio, Cidra.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 6 km WSW of Fuig, Puerto Rico.
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