A earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tallaboa in Puerto Rico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:24:27 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006vll. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20007001, at00q3qa0q, us70006vll. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.7358° West, 17.9505° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 08:24:27 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:24 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Ceiba, Luquillo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.
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