A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: us70006vp7. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006vp7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:14:50 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7441 West, latitude 17.909 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 11:14:50 / January 7, 2020 @ 11:14 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
Each 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 thirty, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 9 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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