A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006vn6, pr2020007035. Id of event: pr2020007035. The temblor was detected at 05:35:37 / 5:35 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 09:35:37 / January 7, 2020 @ 9:35 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7673° West, 17.9993° North, depth 13 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Gurabo, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventeen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 1 km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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