A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 18:10:53 / January 7, 2020 @ 6:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.733 West, latitude 17.977 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: pt20007034. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20007034. The temblor was reported at 14:10:53 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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