A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 23:03:02 / October 6, 2020 @ 11:03 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8847° West, latitude 17.8772° North, depth = 14.32 km. The temblor was reported at 23:03:02 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c68e. Id of event: us6000c68e. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.32 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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