A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20002001. Unique identifier: pt20002001. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:42:02 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 20:42:02 / January 2, 2020 @ 8:42 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.821 West, latitude 17.967 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carolina, Yabucoa, Juncos.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 3 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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