A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 23:07:43 / December 31, 2019 @ 11:07 pm. Unique identifier: us70006t08. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19365001, us70006t08. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7734° West, 17.9448° North, depth 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:07:43 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto. Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km SE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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