A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:06:00 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 01:06:00 / December 29, 2019 @ 1:06 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 1 km (1 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8081° West, latitude 17.8945° North, depth = 1 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pt19363051, us70006s21. Unique identifier: us70006s21.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Juncos, Yabucoa. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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