A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.024 West, latitude 17.9349 North, depth = 13.25 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 04:28:08 / September 27, 2020 @ 4:28 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.25 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000c1tw. Event ids that are associated: us6000c1tw. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:28:08 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Naranjito, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 5 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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