A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 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 time and date of event 06/01/20 / 2020-01-06 21:37:55 / January 6, 2020 @ 9:37 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20006005, us70006vf5. Unique identifier: us70006vf5. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7748 West, latitude 17.9644 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:37:55 / 5:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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