A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa Alta in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020007012. Event ids that are associated: pt20007023, us70006vq3, pr2020007012. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7501° West, 18.0136° North, depth 9 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:00:22 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 13:00:22 / January 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa (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 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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