A light earthquake with magnitude 4.05 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 4.05-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:03:02 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c68e, pr2020280013. Id of event: pr2020280013. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 23:03:02 / October 6, 2020 @ 11:03 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8908 West, latitude 17.9193 North, depth = 6 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria, Dorado.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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