A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006vna. Unique identifier: us70006vna. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7165° West, 17.9513° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 05:41:31 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 09:41:31 / January 7, 2020 @ 9:41 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Humacao, Las Piedras, Carolina. Event epicenter was 86 km (54 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), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 4 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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