A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.742° West, latitude 17.962° North, depth = 5 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 14:04:46 / January 7, 2020 @ 2:04 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:04:46 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt20007026. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20007026.
Event epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 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 Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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