A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.41 km (3 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:45:42 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 15:45:42 / January 8, 2020 @ 3:45 pm. Exact location of event, depth 5.41 km, -66.737° West, 17.9257° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006wdm. Unique identifier: us70006wdm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Juncos, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 7 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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