A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa Alta in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.689° West, latitude 18.081° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 21:21:16 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 01:21:16 / December 29, 2019 @ 1:21 am. 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: pt19363052. Id of event: pt19363052.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Punta Santiago, Río Grande.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km NNE of Tallaboa Alta, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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