A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.776° West, 18.0223° North, depth 9 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:18:43 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 11:18:43 / January 7, 2020 @ 11:18 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006vpb, pr2020007010. Id of event: pr2020007010.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Punta Santiago, Río Grande. Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty, in the last 10 days one hundred and seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 1 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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