A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/20 / 2020-01-06 14:51:17 / January 6, 2020 @ 2:51 pm. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:51:17 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: pt20006002. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20006002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.721° West, 17.906° North, depth 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Isidro, Canovanas, Santa Barbara (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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