A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 01:06:00 / December 29, 2019 @ 1:06 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.847 West, latitude 17.976 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:06:00 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: pt19363051. Event ids that are associated: pt19363051.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km SW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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