A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:13:55 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7002 West, latitude 17.9491 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us70006vnj. Event ids that are associated: us70006vnj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 10:13:55 / January 7, 2020 @ 10:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 85 km (53 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), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carolina, Las Piedras, Juncos. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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