A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. 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 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:35:37 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.7292° West, 17.9917° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 09:35:37 / January 7, 2020 @ 9:35 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006vn6. Unique identifier: us70006vn6.
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carolina, Yabucoa, Juncos.
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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