A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:55:12 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt20007029. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20007029. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -66.707° West, 18.072° North, depth 5 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 15:55:12 / January 7, 2020 @ 3:55 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loíza, San Isidro, Humacao. Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km NE of Penuelas, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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