A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/20 / 2020-01-03 03:41:14 / January 3, 2020 @ 3:41 am. The temblor was reported at 23:41:14 / 11:41 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20003050. Unique identifier: pt20003050. Exact location of event, longitude -66.786 West, latitude 17.888 North, depth = 5 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Piedras, Juncos, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 12 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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