A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020006017. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20006002, us70006v8u, pr2020006017. Exact location, longitude -66.799° West, latitude 17.9075° North, depth = 6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:51:17 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/20 / 2020-01-06 14:51:17 / January 6, 2020 @ 2:51 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 87 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), 49 km (30 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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