A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 09:00:22 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 13:00:22 / January 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.73° West, 18.024° North, depth 5 km. Id of earthquake: pt20007023. Event ids that are associated: pt20007023. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Loíza, San Isidro, Humacao (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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