A light earthquake with magnitude 4.12 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 14:39:35 / January 7, 2020 @ 2:39 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:39:35 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020007014, us70006vrj. Id of event: pr2020007014. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7041 West, latitude 17.939 North, depth = 4 km.
The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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