A earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:24:26 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 08:24:26 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:24 am. Id of earthquake: pt20007009. Event ids that are associated: pt20007009. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.7 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Indios in Puerto Rico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 6.7 km, -66.806° West, 17.934° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fajardo, Ceiba, Luquillo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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