A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 04:28:08 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 04:28:08 / September 27, 2020 @ 4:28 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0671 West, latitude 17.9331 North, depth = 12 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020271003. Event ids that are associated: us6000c1tw, pr2020271003. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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