A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 05:03:12 / January 9, 2020 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT. 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 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:03:12 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20009001. Id of event: pt20009001. Exact location of event, longitude -66.822 West, latitude 18.015 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Gurabo, San Lorenzo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 twenty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 2 km N of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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