A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: us70006vm9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006vm9. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:34:02 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 08:34:02 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:34 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7308 West, latitude 17.9223 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Río Grande, Punta Santiago (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days ninety-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one 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: 8 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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