A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Liborio Negron Torres in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9788° West, 17.9947° North, depth 17.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.6 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/20 / 2020-10-26 01:39:48 / October 26, 2020 @ 1:39 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:39:48 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cd4q. Unique identifier: us6000cd4q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria, Candelaria Arenas, Campanilla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and ninety-four 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SW of Liborio Negron Torres, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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