A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:10:55 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 18:10:55 / January 7, 2020 @ 6:10 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7458 West, latitude 17.9865 North, depth = 16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). Event id: pr2020007037. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20007034, us70006vun, pr2020007037.
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yabucoa, Juncos, Maunabo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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