A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6847 West, latitude 17.9264 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 14:23:39 / January 7, 2020 @ 2:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70006vr9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006vr9. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:23:39 / 10:23 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (47 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 cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Humacao, Carolina, Las Piedras (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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