A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 20:04:18 / January 8, 2020 @ 8:04 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:04:18 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.7035° West, 17.915° North. Unique identifier: pr2020008055. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20008008, us70006wi9, pr2020008055.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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