A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.78 km (10 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20002001, us70006tvu. Unique identifier: us70006tvu. The temblor was detected at 16:42:01 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 20:42:01 / January 2, 2020 @ 8:42 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 15.78 km, -66.8083° West, 17.9047° North.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 3 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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