A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:10:44 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 12:10:44 / January 7, 2020 @ 12:10 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7118 West, latitude 17.9718 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006vps. Id of event: us70006vps.
Earthquake epicenter 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), 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 Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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