A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -66.7303° West, latitude 17.8928° North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 21:21:14 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt19363052, us70006s2i. Unique identifier: us70006s2i. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 01:21:14 / December 29, 2019 @ 1:21 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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