A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 16:27:06 / January 7, 2020 @ 4:27 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:27:06 / 12:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.783° West, 17.948° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20007030. Unique identifier: pt20007030.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km SE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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